Who’s Who?

Family

  • Maternal great-grandfather – Tilford Marion Hogan (1851 – 1933)
  • Maternal Grandmother – Della Mae Monroe née Hogan (1876 – 1927)
  • Maternal Grandfather – Otis Elmer Monroe (1866 – 1907)
  • Mother – Gladys Pearl Baker née Monroe (1902 – 1984)
  • Maternal Uncle – Marion Otis Elmer Hogan (1904 – 1929)
  • Aunt – Olive Brunnings (married Marion Hogan)
  • Great-aunt – Ida Martin (Olive’s mother)
  • Paternal Grandmother – Elizabeth Easton Gifford née Tennant (1866 – 1904)
  • Paternal Grandfather – Frederick Almy Gifford (1867 – 1957)
  • Father – Charles Stanley Gifford (1896 – 1965)
  • Half-Sister (same mother) – Berniece Inez Gladys Miracle née Baker (1919 – 2014)
  • Niece (Berniece’s daughter) – Mona Rae Miracle (1939)
  • Half Brother (same mother)  – Robert Baker (1918 – 1933)
  • Stepchild (via Joe DiMaggio)– Joe DiMaggio Jr.
  • Stepchildren (via Arthur Miller) – Bobby (1947) and Jane Miller (1944)
  • Foster parents – Ida and Wayne Bolender
  • Foster parents – Grace McKee (also Gladys’s best friend) and Doc Goddard (Bebe Goddard is their daughter)
  • Foster mother – Aunt Ana Lower


Friends

Below are those she spent time with outside of work, those she deemed as friends and communicated with regularly.

  • Shelley Winters (actress and flatmate)
  • Sydney Skolsky (journalist)
  • Jack Cole (choreographer)
  • Pat Newcomb (publicist)
  • Milton Greene (photographer and business partner) and Amy Greene
  • Norman Rosten (poet) and Hedda Rosten (private secretary)
  • Lee and Paula Strasberg (acting coaches) and their daughter, Susan Strasberg
  • Ralph Roberts (masseuse)
  • Allan Snyder (makeup artist)
  • Inez Melson (business manager)
  • Sam Shaw (photographer)
  • May Reis (personal secretary)
  • The Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and Peter Lawford
  • Patricia Lawford (sister to President John F Kennedy and wife to Peter Lawford)
  • Louis Untermeyer (poet)
  • Montgomery Clift (co-star)
  • Carl Sandburg (poet)
  • Marlon Brando (actor)
  • Gloria Lovell (neighbour and Sinatra’s secretary)


Husbands

  • James Doughtery (m. 1942; div. 1946)
  • Joseph Paul DiMaggio ​(m. 1954; div. 1955)​
  • Arthur Miller ​(m. 1956; div. 1961)​


Confirmed Boyfriends/Lovers


The Studio

  • Ben Lyon (actor and studio executive at 20th Century-Fox)
  • Harry Cohn (studio executive at Columbia)
  • Darryl Francis Zanuck (studio executive and head of 20th Century until 1956)
  • Joseph Michael Schenck (studio executive and head of 20th Century until 1957)


Acting & Performance Coaches

  • Acting coach – Morris Carnovsky, The Actor’s Lab from c. 1947
  • Acting coach – Natasha Lytess from 1948 to 1955
  • Acting coach – Michael Chekhov from 1951 to 1952
  • Acting coach – Lee Strasberg and Paula Strasberg, The Actor’s Studio from 1956 to 1962
  • Vocal coach – Fred Karger in 1948
  • Vocal coach – Hal Schaefer from 1952 to 1954
  • Choreographer – Jack Cole from 1953 to 1959


Hair, Makeup & Costumes

  • Makeup artist – Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder from 1946 to 1962
  • Hairstylist – Agnes Flanagan from 1950 to 1962
  • Hairstylist – Gladys Rasmussen from 1952 to 1956
  • Hairstylist – Peter Leonardi from 1954 to 1955
  • Hairstylist – Sydney Guilaroff from 1957 to 1961
  • Hairstylist – Kenneth Battelle from 1961 to 1962
  • Hairstylist – George Masters in 1962
  • Costume designer – William Travilla (Don’t Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry A Millionaire, River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Bus Stop)
  • Costume Designer – John Louis (The Misfits)
  • Costume designer – Dorothy Jeakins (Niagara, Let’s Make Love, The Misfits)
  • Costume designer – Orry-Kelly (Some Like It Hot)


Notable Directors

  • John Huston (The Asphalt Jungle and The Misfits)
  • Joshua Logan (Bus Stop)
  • Billy Wilder (The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot)


Personal Staff

  • Maid, West Coast – Hazel Washington from 1956 to 1962
  • Maid, East Coast – Lena Pepitone from 1957 to 1962
  • Maid – Florence Ida Thomas 1956
  • Housekeeper – Eunice Murray from 1961 to 1962
  • Cook and Housekeeper, East Coast- Hattie Stephenson
  • Handyman – Peter Leonardi from 1954 to 1955
  • Handyman – Norman Jeffries in 1962
  • Masseuse and driver – Ralph Roberts from 1960 to 1962
  • Private secretary, East Coast – Hedda Rosten from 1956 to 1961
  • Private secretary, East Coast – May Reis from 1957 to 1960
  • Private secretary, East Coast – Marjorie Stengel from 1960 to 1962
  • Private secretary, West Coast – Cherie Redmond in 1962
  • Business manager – Inez Melson from 1951 to 1962


Agents & Representation

  • Modelling agent – Emmeline Snively, Blue Book Modelling Agency from 1945 to 1946
  • Agent – Helen Ainsworth from 1946 to 1949
  • Agent – Harry Lipton from 1946 to 1950
  • Agent – Johnny Hyde, Willam Morris Agency from 1949 to 1950
  • Agent – Charlie Felman, Famous Artists Agency from 1951 to 1955
  • Agent – Jay Kanter from 1955 to 1956
  • Agent – Lew Wasserman, MCA from 1956 to 1962
  • Agent – George Chasin, MCA from 1958 to 1960
  • Lawyer – Lloyd Wright in 1954
  • Lawyer – Jerry Giesler in 1954
  • Lawyer – Frank Delaney in 1955
  • Lawyer – Irving Stein in 1955
  • Lawyer – Robert Montgomery in 1957
  • Lawyer – Aaron Frosch in 1960
  • Lawyer – Milton ‘Mickey’ Rudin in 1962
  • Press Agency – Arthur P. Jacobs Agency from 1955 to 1962
  • Publicist – Rupert Allan, Arthur P. Jacobs Agency
  • Publicist – Frank Goodman, Arthur P. Jacobs Agency
  • Publicist – Pat Newcomb, Arthur P. Jacobs Agency
  • Publicist – John Spring, Arthur P. Jacobs Agency
  • Publicist – Lois Weber, Arthur P. Jacobs Agency
  • Talent manager – Milton Ebbins


Medical Professionals

Physicians

  • Dr Elliot Corday from 1948 to the mid-1950s
  • Dr Myron Prinzmetal in 1952
  • Dr Robert Rosenfeld in 1954
  • Dr Verne Mason in 1954
  • Dr Phillip Shapiro in 1955
  • Dr Nathan Headley in 1956
  • Dr Phillip Rubin in 1962
  • Dr Lee Siegel from 1954 to 1962
  • Dr Hyman Engleberg from 1960 to 1962

Gynaecologists

  • Dr Leon Krohn from 1952 to 1958
  • Dr Bernard Berglass in 1957
  • Dr Hillard Dubrow in 1957

Surgeons

  • Dr Michael Gurdin – minor cosmetic surgery in 1949/1950
  • Dr Mark Rabwin – Appendix surgery in 1952
  • Dr Mortimer Rogers – Endometriosis surgery in 1959

Psychologists

  • Dr Margaret Hohenberg from 1955 to 1957
  • Dr Marianne Kris from 1957 to 1961
  • Dr Ralph Greenson from 1960 to 1962


Other

  • John Carroll and Lucille Ryman (friends and benefactors in Marilyn’s starlet years)
  • Ben Hecht (ghostwriter for My Story)
  • Isidore Miller (father-in-law and friend)
  • Louella Parsons (movie columnist)
  • Hedda Hopper (gossip columnist)
  • Dorothy Kilgallen (gossip columnist)
  • Walter Winchell (gossip columnist)
  • Jeanne Carmen (“friend” of Marilyn’s except they never met)
  • Robert Slatzer (journalist, conspiracy therorist and “friend/ex-lover/husband”)
  • Fred Otash (private investigator)
  • Frank Capell (started the Kennedy murder rumours)
  • Jack Clemmons (first officer on the scene of Marilyn’s death)