American actress, model, and singer, born June 1st, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, USA, died August 5th, 1962, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was married to [a=Joe DiMaggio] from January to November 1954 and to [a=Arthur Miller] from 1956 to 1961.
The majority of her recordings (less than 30 songs in total) are culled from the soundtracks to the movies she starred in, and the rest for the occasional single release.
Marilyn died due to an overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36 years old. She is still regarded as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 20th century.
Her registered surname was 'Mortenson', but her grandmother later had her baptized Norma Jeane 'Baker'.