Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

36 (passed away Aug. 5th, 1962)
Jun. 1st, 1926
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
1.66 m

Marilyn Monroe's Main TV Roles

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Main Movie Roles

2010 - Smash His Camera
2008 - Bigger Stronger Faster*
1997 - L.A. Confidential
1985 - Volunteers
1962 - Something's Got to Give
1961 - The Misfits
1960 - Let's Make Love
1959 - Some Like It Hot
1957 - The Prince And The Showgirl
1956 - Bus Stop
1955 - The Seven Year Itch
1954 - There's No Business Like Show Business
1954 - River of No Return
1953 - How to Marry a Millionaire
1953 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1953 - Niagara
1952 - Monkey Business
1952 - Clash By Night
1952 - Don't Bother To Knock
1952 - We're Not Married!
1951 - Love Nest
1951 - Let's Make It Legal
1951 - Home Town Story
1951 - As Young as You Feel
1950 - The Asphalt Jungle
1950 - All About Eve
1949 - Love Happy
1948 - Green Grass of Wyoming

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Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, 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.


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