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Footprints on the Subway Grate If there was any one woman in Hollywood who could live forever any onelady who would live in the American hearts as the goddess of showbiz itwould be Marilyn Monroe She dazzled the public as the sex symbol ofHollywood Her beauty grace and charm immortalized her Butsurprisingly enough Marilyn Monroe lives on not because she was awonderful actress but because of her risque actions her child like sexybehavior and the puzzlement of her refusal of happiness Before becoming Marilyn Monroe the beautiful blond haired blue doe-eyedgirl she was really the brunette Norma Jeane Baker Spoto 15 As alittle girl Norma had a rough life She was given over to a fosterfamily as a baby by her mother Gladys Baker Gladys was not married Shelived freely with several men as a flapper She was an extremely loosewoman who happened to come from a bad past herself The fact that she waspregnant without a husband plus the simple fact Gladys knew she could notsupport a baby were reasons enough in the 20s to give her child up Her restless nomadic life was unsuitable for mothering Spoto 16 And so started Norma Jeans restless nomadic life On August 24 1946 when Norma Jean was 20 years old a drastic change inher life began Norma was now married and her Owen 2 married name washard to pronounce no one was sure whether it Dougherty should bepronounced Dork-er-tee or Dorrittee or Doe-rit-tee or perhaps evenDoffer-tee Spoto 224 Norma decided to change back to her maiden nameMonroe-but-it didnt agree with her first name Norma Jeane Monroewas awkward and Norma Monroe was almost a tongue twister Spot 114 Norma didnt like Jean Monroe either If they were going to change onething she wanted it all After a brief pause her producer
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