This Day in History

Norma Jeane Mortenson, who would become known worldwide as Marilyn Monroe, was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Monroe rose to fame in the 1950s and early 1960s, becoming a major sex symbol and a Hollywood icon. Her roles in films like “Some Like It Hot” and “The Seven Year Itch” left a lasting mark on the film industry. Monroe’s complex public and private persona, her struggles, and her tragic and early death have made her an enduring subject of interest and sympathy, symbolizing both the glamour and the challenges of Hollywood life.