James Dougherty and Marilyn Monroe

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James Dougherty and Marilyn Monroe
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(19 June 1942 - 13 September 1946) (divorced)
Monroe married James Dougherty on June 19, 1942, at the home of Chester Howell in Los Angeles. In The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe and To Norma Jeane with Love, Jimmie, he claimed they were in love, but dreams of stardom lured her away. In 1953, he wrote a piece called "Marilyn Monroe Was My Wife" for Photoplay, in which he claimed that she threatened to jump off the Santa Monica Pier if he left her. In the 2004 documentary Marilyn's Man, Dougherty made three new claims: that he invented the "Marilyn Monroe" persona; studio executives forced her to divorce him; and that he was her true love and her "dedicated friend for life".

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Divorced|1942 - 1946|Marilyn Monroe was married to James Dougherty from 19th June, 1942 to September, 1946. |1942-01-00|1946-09-00|

Current Status

James Dougherty and Marilyn Monroe were married for 4 years. They dated for 5 months after getting together in Jan 1942 and married on 19th Jun 1942. 4 years later they divorced on 13th Sep 1946.


James Dougherty is a 84 year old American Personality. Born James Edward Dougherty on 12th April, 1921 in Texas, he is famous for first husband of Marilyn Monroe. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Marilyn Monroe is a 36 year old American Actress. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on 1st June, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA and educated at Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles, she is famous for Niagara, Some Like It Hot, Something's Got To Give in a career that spans 1944 - 1962. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.


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