norma jean baker :
- n United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
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- Local man’s exhibit helps guide viewers through World War II
A young brunette smiled for a photograph taken at her station in a World War II manufacturing plant. Not long after the shot, 19-year-old Norma Jean Baker dyed her hair and moved to Hollywood to become the blond bombshell immortalized in movies. “A lot of people are unaware that Marilyn Monroe started out as a ‘Rosie the Riveter,’” said Allen Shirley, president of the Joplin Historical Society ...
Aug. 1, 2013 - The Joplin Globe