Norma Jean Mortenson

1 June 1926–4 August 1962 (Age 36)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life Summary of Norma Jean

When Norma Jean Mortenson was born on 1 June 1926, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Charles Stanley Gifford, was 27 and her mother, Gladys Pearl Monroe, was 24. She married James Edward Dougherty on 19 June 1942. She lived in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1962. In 1945, at the age of 36, her occupation is listed as american actress, model, and singer in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 4 August 1962, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Arthur Asher Miller
Norma Jean Mortenson
Marriage: 29 June 1956

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1956White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 8
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 11
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swedish Mårtensson (see Martenson ) or of its very rare cognate Mortensson, patronymics from Scandinavian forms of the personal name Martin . Compare Morton 2.Americanized form of North German, Dutch, and Danish Mortensen , a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    El 5 de agosto de 1962, en Los Ángeles, EEUU, en oscuras circunstancias moría una modelo y actriz que se transformó en un ícono de la belleza femenina, ese día fallecía Marilyn Monroe. Nacida en Junio …

    Sources (39)

    • Los Angeles California, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Norma Jeane Mortensen, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Norma Jeane Mortenson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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