Marilyn Monroe's Life
Marilyn Monroe’s Life Introduction to her early days Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County Hospital as a result of her mother Gladys Pearl Baker’s mental instability. Mortenson’s mother had Gladys Pearl Monroe, who was Monroe’s mother’s maiden name. Monroe was baptized Norma Jeane Baker, after her mother’s first husband, Stanley Gifford Baker. Her first marriage On June 19, 1942, at the age of sixteen, Monroe married James Dougherty, a twenty-one-year-old merchant marine.