How Marilyn Monroe’s Childhood Was Disrupted by Her Mother’s Paranoid Schizophrenia


On June 13, 1926, 26-year-old Gladys Baker brought her two-week-old daughter, Norma Jeane Mortenson, to the foster home of Ida and Wayne Bolender in Hawthorne, California. There was no sign of any father – officially unknown, though Baker would insist for years that it was a Consolidated Studios …

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