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Overcoming a rough childhood and fighting her way to the top was the only way for Norma Jeane Mortenson better known as Marilyn Monroe to succeed Becoming the worlds biggest and most enduring sex symbol sounds like a fun and easy life but it is much more than that for Marilyn Starring in multiple motion-pictures and modeling lead to a life of luxury or a life of hidden pain The life of Marilyn Monroe ended at the young age of thirty-six in an overdoes of sleeping pillsEarly Life of Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe was born June 1 1926 in Los Angles California Marilyns birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson later baptized as Norma Jeane Baker During Monroes childhood her mother Glady had developed psychiatric problems and eventually was placed in a mental institution One of Marilyns earliest memories was of her mother trying to smother her in her crib with a pillow Marilyn also had a half-sister who she was not close with and only met a few times Monroe had no idea who her birth father was although there were rumors that Clark Gable could be her father There was no evidence that Glady ever met or even knew Gable Marilyn Monroe 1Marilyn was in and out of different foster care and orphanages as a child This was where she spent most of her time growing up She also bounced from school to school The Goddards were parents to Marilyn for just a few years They were paid twenty-five dollars a week by Marilyns mom to raise her After Mr Goddard was offered a job on the East Coast that he could not pass up Marilyn was forced to stay back due to money issuesMonroe then got married at the young age of just sixteen to Jim Dougherty her boyfriend and neighbor It was better than being tossed into another family or foster home and she also saw it as a way out Dougherty was
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