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Marilyn Monroe An All-American Sex Goddess or Hollywood Tragedy When someone mentions Marilyn Monroe one usually thinks off the seductive all-American sex goddess who captured the world with her woman-childlike charm Yet not many know her as the illegitimate child who endured a childhood of poverty and misery sexual abuse and years in foster home and orphanages Most people dont realize that her disrupted loveless childhood may been the main reason to her early death Norma Jeane Bakers father Edward Mortenson had deserted her mother Gladys Baker ne Monroe before she was born on June 1 1926 in the charity ward of Los Angeles General Hospital Due to Gladys instability and the fact that she was unmarried at the time Norma Jeane was placed in a foster home At the age of 7 Norma Jeane lived briefly with her mother Gladys began to show signs of mental depression and a year later she was admitted to a rest home Norma Jeane was then placed with a family friend for a year until being placed in another orphanage for another two years Norma Jeane was once heard to reflect on this time and say The world around me then was kind of grimI had to learn to pretend in order toI dont know block the grimness The whole world seen sort of closed to meI felt on the outside of everything and all I could do was to dream up any kind of pretend game MarilynMonroehttpwwwionetnetjellencmmbio3html In 1941 Norma Jeane again lived with a family friend when she met Jim Dougherty who was 5 years older than her They then married on June 19 1942 Grace Mckee family friend she was living with arranged the marriage for me I never had much of a choice Theres not much to say about it They couldnt support me and they had to work out something And so I got married Marilyn Monroe Jim joined
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