Norma Talmadge (1893-1957) She was one of the greatest stars of the silent era and a major box office draw. She was also involved in film productions with the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation. Her voice did not lend well to talking pictures and after a couple of disappointing films retired.
7-11-11 Norma Talmadge, 1919 ---- Marilyns mother was a 'film cutter'. they lived near Hollywood. where do you cut film? Probably at one of the studio's. This was MM's moms favorite actress along with Jean Harlow --- she put the 2 names together for Norma Jean. Her mother had Hollywood on her mind for her daughter from the very start. THIS is a photo of the woman Norma Jean Mortensen was named after. :-D