Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane Mortensen, raised as Norma Jeane Baker, known as Marilyn Monroe, was born on this day in 1926 right here in Los Angeles. Despite her blonde bimbo roles, the icon and ultimate sex symbol won a Golden Globe in 1959 for Some Like It Hot. She died at the age of 36 from a supposed overdose of barbiturates. Her pop culture legendary status lives on, and she was ranked the 6th greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.