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Marilyn Monroe




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Minibiography: Marilyn Monroe
 
 
 
Watch this video and then, do the exercises.
 
 
 
 
 
Norma Jeane adopted the name Marilyn Monroe in her teens.
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She had a troubled childhood and adolescence.
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She was discovered by a producer.
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Her first  husband didn't want her to become an actress.
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Apart from her name, she changed her hair color.
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False
 
She never completed the movie The Misfits.
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False
 
 
 
Fill in the blanks with the past simple form of the verb in brackets

 

Marilyn Monroe (be) born as Norma Jeane Mortensen in 1926, in Los Angeles, California. During her brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She never (meet)  her father. During Marilyn's childhood, her mother, Gladys, (develop)  psychiatric problems and was eventually placed in a mental institution. Monroe (have)  a half-sister, to whom she was not close; they met only a few times.
At the age of 16, she (marry)  her boyfriend Jimmy Dougherty. Jimmy (be) a merchant marine, and he was later sent to the South Pacific. Monroe (go)  to work in a factory in California, where she was discovered by a photographer. When her husband (come)  back in 1946, Monroe had a successful career as a model, and had changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in preparation for an acting career. She (dream) of becoming a famous actress.