Birth Name:Norma Jeane Mortenson
Also Known As:Norma Jeane Baker
Birth date: June 1, 1926
Birth place: Los Angeles, CA
Death date:August 5, 1962
Death place: Brentwood, CA
Burial location:Corridor of Memories, #24, at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA
Height:5 feet 5 1/2 inches
Weight: Varied, 115 - 120 lbs.
Measurements: 37-23-36 (Studio's Claim); 35-22-35 (Dressmaker's Claim)
Hair color: Blond
Nickname: The Blonde Bombshell
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
High schools: Van Nuys High School; University High School
Occupations: Model, Actress, Singer
Mother: Gladys Baker
Half-brother: Hermitt Jack Baker
Half-sister: Berniece Miracle
Marriages: Jimmy Dougherty (1942-1946); Joe DiMaggio (1954); Arthur Miller (1956-1961)
Stepchildren: Joe DiMaggio, Jr., Jane and Robert Miller
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