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Marilyn Monroe

Ancestry of
Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

    Norma Jeane Mortenson

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 1 Jun 1926 
    • Birth Location:
    • Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 5 Aug 1962 
    • Death Location:
    • Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California 
    • Notes: 
    • aka Marilyn Monroe

      Movie Actress.

      Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson and was raised under the name Norma Jeane Baker. Marilyn's birth certificate names Martin E. Mortensen as her father, however her mother had separated from him before her pregnancy and she immediately changed Marilyn's name to Baker, the name of her first husband. Throughout her life, Marilyn denied her father was Mortensen.

      Marilyn identified Charles Stanley Gifford, a studio co-worker of her mother, as her real father. Although Gifford denied he was the father of Marilyn, DNA testing in 2022 finally confirmed he was the father using a strand of Marilyn's hair that was kept by her funeral director, and a DNA sample from Gifford's granddaughter.

  • Marriages for Norma Jeane Mortenson

    • Spouse:
    • James Dougherty

    • Spouse:
    • Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio

    • Spouse:
    • Arthur Asher Miller

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