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Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane DiMaggio (formerly Dougherty, née Mortenson) (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon as well as an eminent American sex symbol. Description above from the Wikipedia article Marilyn Monroe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 1, 1926 In Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 1947-01-04
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of Some Like It Hot
Poster of O. Henry's Full House
Poster of Let's Make It Legal
Poster of Home Town Story
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone The Girl (archive footage) 2016-11-04
Movie Arthur Miller: A Man of His Century Herself - Miller's 2nd Wife (archive footage) 2015-10-17
Movie Bert Stern: Original Madman Herself (archive footage) 2011-09-02
Movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Herself (archive footage) 2010-05-05
Movie The Kennedy Detail Herself (archive footage) 2010-12-02
Movie Marilyn, dernières séances Herself (archive footage) 2008-10-13
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Movie James Dean: Forever Young Herself (archive footage) 2005-05-20
Movie Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Herself (archive footage) 2003-09-23
Movie Great Performances - Making 'The Misfits Herself (archive footage) 2002-10-02
Movie Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2001-01-01
Movie Marilyn in Manhattan Herself 1998-09-05
Movie L.A. Confidential Self (archive footage) 1997-09-19
Movie The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1996-03-17
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess Herself (Archive) 1994-10-17
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Herself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Movie Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 12 Herself 1987-04-26
Movie Hollywood Uncensored Herself (archive footage) 1987-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Mi Marilyn Herself (archive footage) 1975-01-02
Movie The Two Kennedys Self 1969-11-18
Movie The Love Goddesses 1965-03-03
Movie La Rabbia Self (archive footage) 1963-04-13
Movie Marilyn 1963-04-18
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Something's Got to Give Ellen Wagstaff Arden 1962-01-01
Movie The Misfits Roslyn Taber 1961-02-01
Movie Let's Make Love Amanda Dell 1960-09-08
Movie Some Like It Hot Sugar Kane Kowalczyk 1959-03-19
Movie The Prince and the Showgirl Elsie 1957-06-13
Movie Bus Stop Cherie 1956-08-31
Movie The Seven Year Itch The Girl 1955-06-03
Movie There's No Business Like Show Business Vicky 1954-12-16
Movie River of No Return Kay Weston 1954-04-30
Movie Niagara Rose Loomis 1953-01-26
Movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Lorelei Lee 1953-07-14
Movie How to Marry a Millionaire Pola Debevoise 1953-10-29
Movie Clash by Night Peggy 1952-05-30
Movie We're Not Married! Annabel Jones 1952-07-11
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Nell Forbes 1952-07-18
Movie Monkey Business Lois Laurel 1952-09-03
Movie O. Henry's Full House Streetwalker (segment "The Cop and the Anthem") 1952-08-07
Movie Home Town Story Iris Martin 1951-05-18
Movie As Young as You Feel Harriet 1951-06-15
Movie Let's Make It Legal Joyce Mannering 1951-10-31
Movie Love Nest Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens 1951-10-10
Movie A Ticket to Tomahawk Clara (uncredited) 1950-05-19
Movie The Asphalt Jungle Angela Phinlay 1950-06-01
Movie All About Eve Miss Caswell 1950-10-06
Movie The Fireball Polly 1950-11-09
Movie Right Cross Dusky Ledoux (uncredited) 1950-10-06
Movie Love Happy Grunion's Client 1949-10-12
Movie You Were Meant for Me Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed) 1948-01-28
Movie Ladies of the Chorus Peggy Martin 1948-12-30
Movie Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Betty (uncredited) 1948-03-10
Movie Green Grass of Wyoming Extra at Square Dance (uncredited) 1948-06-03
Movie The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited) 1947-01-04
Movie Dangerous Years Evie 1947-12-07