MARILYN’S FIRST MARRIAGE ON THIS DATE IN 1942

 m m marriage to jim d

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. 

jim and mm

Jim Dougherty joined the Merchant Marines in 1943. He is seen 
here with Norma Jeane before being sent overseas in 1944. 

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,MOVIES and have Comments (4)

4 Responses to “MARILYN’S FIRST MARRIAGE ON THIS DATE IN 1942”

  1. Phillip DePauk says:

    My Grandfather (William DePauk) was the wedding photographer. My Dad assisted him.

  2. Bruce Tharp says:

    she should have stayed with him and not gone after stardom. She would have been much better off

  3. Bruce Tharp says:

    Marylynn Monroe should have stayed with Jim her first husband. She should have chose him over being a star She would have been much better off

  4. Bob Weisz says:

    Jim Dougherty went on to a career as a Los Angeles Policeman. He lived long after his retirement.

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