|First Lady of the United States|
January 20, 1961 - January 20, 1969
|Preceded by:||Vacant (Last held by Frances Dewey)|
|Succeded by:||Pat Nixon|
|Second Lady of the United States|
September 12, 1955 - January 20, 1961
|Preceded by:||Vacant (Last held by Nina Warren)|
|Succeded by:||Muriel Humphrey|
June 1 1926, Los Angeles, California
|Died||August 15 2007, Los Angeles, California|
John F. Kennedy (1955 - 1972)
|Children:||Debbie, John, Caroline|
|Occupation:||Actress, Model, Singer, Socialite, Activist|
Pentecostal (1926 - 1955)
Roman Catholic (1955 - 2007)
Marilyn Monroe was an american actress, singer, model and political activist. After beginning her career as a model, she began acting in 1944. She was met with considerable commercial success, and was considered a sex symbol. In 1953 she first met Vice President John F. Kennedy, the two began a relationship and married in 1955.
As first lady she was a popular political figure, as well as a leading philanthropist. She helped set up the War on Poverty program, and became a key advisor to her husband on domestic policy.
Following her husband's death she helped set up the Kennedy foundation, and later helped raise money and campaign for Ted Kennedy's 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns.
In 2007 she died, after losing a long battle with cancer.
Second Lady 1955 - 1961
First Lady 1961 - 1969
Kennedy was a new kind of first lady.