Photos: The life and career of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, then 24, is photograhed in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 1950. Sunday, August 5, marked the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death at age 36. See more from this series on <a href='http://life.time.com/icons/marilyn-monroe-early-photos-los-angeles-1950' target='_blank'>LIFE.com</a>.

Marilyn Monroe, then 24, is photograhed in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 1950. Sunday, August 5, marked the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death at age 36. See more from this series on LIFE.com.