Born Michael Meyer Gurdin.
Date of birth : September 15, 1910, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
* 1938 : 634 South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles
practice at 112 West 9th Street, Los Angeles
* 1939 : 309 South Swall Drive, Los Angeles
* 1940 : practice at 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
* 1941 : 3418 La Sombra, Los Angeles
practice at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard
* 1947 : 2013 Prosser Avenue, Los Angeles
* 1951 : practice at 416 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills
* 1956 : 1377 Miller Place, Los Angeles
* 1961 : 2020 Castilian Drive, Los Angeles.
His parents were Nathan Gurdin (November 3, 1872, Russia-April 2, 1928, Arkansas) and Millie Nichols (September 1st, 1879, Russia-May 17, 1938, Arkansas).
He studied at the University of Arkansas and Tulane School of Medicine, and did his residency at Los Angeles' Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, where he was later chief of plastic surgery.
During the World War II he served in the Navy.
He established his own practice in Beverly Hills after the war, he also taught plastic surgery at UCLA.
He first married Evelyn "Lynn" Christine Bailey (April 10, 1909, Hawaii-October 19, 2004, Los Angeles).
They had a son Barry Lynn who died few weeks after his birth (May 4, 1941, Los Angeles-July 16, 1941, Los
For his second wedding he married Martha Velten Sampson (born in 1916, Pennsylvania) on November 13,
He served as president of the California Society of Plastic Surgery from 1956 to 1957, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from 1972 to 1973, and president of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 1974 to 1975.
Link with Marilyn
Sent by Johnny Hyde, he removed a light bump on her nose in 1949 or 1950.
On June 7, 1962, psychiatrist Ralph Greenson brought Marilyn to Dr Gurdin's office, because she had fell in her shower. Gurdin examined her and sent her to have a nasal bones X-ray, to detect a possible fracture.
She went to the radiologists office of Drs Conti and Steinberg (building at the corner of 416 North Bedford Drive).