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  • Norma Jeane Mortenson born at LA General Hospital

  • Norma Jeane's mother Gladys Baker (nee Monroe) taken into an institution

  • Norma Jeane enters an orphanage in Los Angeles as orphan number 3463

  • Norma Jeane leaves the orphanage to live with Grace McKee

  • Marries Jim Dougherty

    Marries Jim Dougherty
  • Started work atRadio Plane Munitions Factory

  • First National Magazine Cover("Family Circle")

  • First time mentionedin a Hollywood gossip column

  • First interview at 20th Century Fox with Ben Lyon

  • First screen testfor Fox

  • Applied to Blue BookModeling Agency

  • First studio contract with Fox; changedher name to MarilynMonroe

  • Granted a divorcefrom Jimmy Dougherty

  • Signed contract withColumbia Pictures

  • Met Johnny Hyde, her agent, who dedicated himself to promoting her

  • Started shooting " A Ticket to Tomahawk"

  • Sign contract with MGM for role in "The Asphalt Jungle"

  • First "Life" magazine cover"

    First "Life" magazine cover"
  • Left prints outsideGrauman's Chinese Theater

  • First television appearance on "TheJack Benny Show"

  • Married Joe DiMaggio at San Francisco City Hall

  • Officially separated from Joe DiMaggio

  • Honored at Hollywood party at Romanoff's

  • Formed Marilyn Monroe Productions

  • Premiere of "The Seven Year Itch"

    Premiere of "The Seven Year Itch"
  • Press conference with Laurence Olivier to announce joint project, "The Prince and the Showgirl"

  • Returned to Hollywood after one-year exile in New York

  • Married Arthur Miller in Jewish ceremony

  • Presented "The Prince and the Showgirl" to Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Command Film Performance

  • Received Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy for "Some Like It Hot"

  • Divorce from Arthur Miller granted

  • Moved to Brentwood, CA home

  • Won Golder Globe for World Film Favorite

  • Appeared on cover of "Life" magazine for the last time

  • Marilyn Monroe died in her Brentwood, CA home

  • Funeral at Westwooed Memorial Park in Los Angelese, CA