In 1942, while attending Van Nuys High School, Norma Jeane Mortenson
(Marilyn Monroe) began a relationship with a neighbor’s son, 21-year-old
Jim Dougherty. He had been a football star and student body president at
Van Nuys High School. The couple were soon married less than three
weeks after Norma Jeane’s sixteenth birthday. The marriage lasted until
June of 1946.