Marilyn Monroe dated Charlie Chaplin Jr. as well as Edward Robinson Jr.? This is the true story behind the movie “Blonde”

‘Blonde,’ a new novel by Joyce Carol Oates based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, mixes real details with imagined ones.


The real life of Monroe was far more complicated than the legend.

At age 16, she married Jimmy Dougherty, a merchant marine. But her movie career was just beginning.

In between marriages and on film sets, she ‘dated’ many different men – and had affairs with some famous ones.

She may have been involved with Charlie Chaplin, Jr., son of the great silent film star.

And possibly his cousin as well, actor Edward G. Robinson Jr., whose father played gangsters on screen.