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James Dougherty has been divorced from Marilyn Monroe since September 13, 1946. They had been married for 4.2 years. James Dougherty is now deceased.

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James Dougherty

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: first husband of Marilyn Monroe

Age: 84 (4/12/1921 - 8/15/2005)


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Marilyn Monroe

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Some Like It Hot

Age: 36 (6/1/1926 - 8/5/1962)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 11/1941 --
Engaged n/a --
Married 06/19/1942 4.2 years
    Separated 11/1945 --
    Filed for Divorce 5/1946 --
Divorced 9/13/1946 --
 Total4.9 years

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Classic Quotes by James Dougherty and Marilyn Monroe about their relationship:

"Grace McKee arranged the marriage for me, I never had a choice. There's not much to say about it. They couldn't support me, and they had to work out something. And so I got married." -on her early marriage to James Dougherty Marilyn Monroe
"My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom." Marilyn Monroe

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