Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since." — Marilyn Monroe

Despite the smile on her face in this photo, Monroe's childhood was anything but happy. Her entire family was founded on delusions and lies. Monroe's grandmother was sent to a mental hospital where she died at 51, and Monroe's mother suffered from schizophrenia. She had a brother and sister she didn't know she had until she 12. By the time she was told, Bernice, her sister, was 15 and Jackie, her brother, was dead.  Monroe was born into an unstable family with two dysfunctional parents. Unfortunately, this led to her move from foster home to foster home. Kimmel, her foster parents' lodger, allegedly assaulted Monroe; yet her foster mother told her to keep her mouth shut because Kimmel was a good lodger and paid the rent on time. At 9, Monroe was sent to a private orphanage in Hollywood. She used to "sit in the window and cry," and was remembered by Mabel Ella Campbell, her science teacher, as "a little girl, not well developed.. a nice child, not very outgoing, not very vibrant.."

1 comment:

  1. Marilyn Monroe born Norma Jean Baker had quite a difficult childhood.She was born on the 1st of June 1926.Her mother Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker was hospitalized after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when she was seven and had an absent father.She spent her childhood in many foster homes and she was sent to Los Angeles orphans for 2 years.In her first foster home kimmel, Her father was abusive towards her and her mother forced her to keep her mouth shut as kimmel was supposed to be an amazing and kind place.Her real father’s true identity is unknown.She also had two siblings Berniece Baker Miracle and Robert Kermitt Baker that she didn’t know she had till she was 12.her brother died when she was 15 of a kidney failure.When she was fifteen she got tired of going to orphanages and foster homes so she got married.Unfortunately this relationship didn’t work out as he was abusive and left her when she was 24 to join the U.S.A Navy.