Marilyn Monroe

Born 1 June 1926. Died 5 August 1962
Marilyn Monroe
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1926-06-01
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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Biography (Wikipedia)

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962 (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018). More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of 16. While working in a radioplane factory in 1944 as part of the war effort, she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946–1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in 1951. Over the next two years, she became a popular actress and had roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business, and in the dramas Clash by Night and Don't Bother to Knock. Monroe faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before she became a star, but the story did not tarnish her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films.

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I Wanna Be Loved By You
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I Wanna Be Loved By You
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Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
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Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
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Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday
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I Found A Dream
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I Found A Dream
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Jfk Birthday Party In Madison Square Garden 1962
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Jfk Birthday Party In Madison Square Garden 1962
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How To Marry A Millionaire
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How To Marry A Millionaire
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
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River Of No Return
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River Of No Return
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Happy Birthday To John F Kennedy (Live From Madison Square Garden, 1962)
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Happy Birthday To John F Kennedy (Live From Madison Square Garden, 1962)
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Bye Bye Baby
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Bye Bye Baby
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After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It
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After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It
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My Heart Belongs To Daddy
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My Heart Belongs To Daddy
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You'd Be Surprised
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You'd Be Surprised
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Running Wild
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Running Wild
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I'm Through With Love
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I'm Through With Love
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