I did my report on Norma Jeane, also known as Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane was born on June 1, 1926 at the Los Angeles General Hospital. Her mother, Gladys, registered Norma in as Norma Jeane Mortenson. Norma Jeane never knew her father's identity. Since Norma's mother was mentally ill, Norma was fostered by Albert and Ida Bolender for seven years. Albert and Ida were very strict with Norma and tried hard to raise her as
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be a beautiful girl when you get big . . . an important woman, a movie star."
Sadly, Norma Jeane's life ended on August 4, 1962. Some say that she overdosed on sleeping pills; others say that the CIA killed her because of an alleged affair with President J.F. Kennedy. I say that she still lives on as an inspiration for us and that she is even more popular now than she ever was when she was living.