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Marilyn Monroe

Actress | * 06/01/1926 († 36, 08/05/1962) | Los Angeles, California, USA
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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 ()
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Norma Jeane DiMaggio (formerly Dougherty, née Mortenson) 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Marilyn Monroe

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy David Di Donatello Targa d'Oro Henrietta Award

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Movies with Marilyn Monroe as Actress(54)

as Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)2018 Black '47
as Herself (archiveFootage)2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
as Herself (archive footage)2010 The Kennedy Detail
as Herself (Archivmaterial)2008 Marilyn, dernières séances
as Herself (archive footage)2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
as herself1998 Marilyn in Manhattan
as Herself (Archive Footage)1996 We Remember Marilyn
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Herself (Archive)1994 Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
as Herself (archive footage)1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
as Actress 'River of No Return' (archive footage) (uncredited)1991 Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
as Herself (archive footage)1987 Hollywood Uncensored
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Archive Footage1975 My Marilyn
as herself1969 I due Kennedy
1963 Marilyn
as Ellen Wagstaff Arden1962 Something's Got to Give
as Roslyn Taber1961 The Misfits
as Amanda Dell1960 Let's Make Love
as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk1959 Some Like It Hot
as Cherie1956 Bus Stop
as The Girl1955 The Seven Year Itch
as Kay Weston1954 River of No Return
as Rose Loomis1953 Niagara
as Lorelei Lee1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
as Pola Debevoise1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
as Miss Lois Laurel1952 Monkey Business
as Nell Forbes1952 Don't Bother to Knock
as Annabel Jones Norris1952 We're Not Married!
as Peggy1952 Clash by Night
as The Cop and the Anthem: Streetwalker1952 O. Henry's Full House
as Joyce Mannering1951 Let's Make It Legal
as Harriet1951 As Young as You Feel
as Iris Martin1951 Home Town Story
as Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens1951 Love Nest
as Miss Caswell1950 All About Eve
as Dusky Ledoux (uncredited)1950 Right Cross
as Polly1950 The Fireball
as Clara (uncredited)1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
as Angela Phinlay1950 The Asphalt Jungle
as Grunion's Client1949 Love Happy
as Peggy Martin1948 Ladies of the Chorus
as Betty (uncredited)1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
as Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)1948 You Were Meant for Me
as Extra at Square Dance (uncredited)1948 Green Grass of Wyoming
as Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
as Evie - Waitress at the Gopher Hole1947 Dangerous Years

Movies with Marilyn Monroe as Crew(1)

Sound/Songs1980 Coeur bleu

Additional Information

Full Name: Marilyn Monroe
Born: Tuesday, 06/01 1926 (June) in Los Angeles
Died: Sunday, 08/05 1962 (August) in Brentwood (aged: 36)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Record Label: RCA Records
Named after: Marilyn Miller
Spouses (current/former): James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller
Other names for Marilyn Monroe (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"마릴린 먼로"
"Мерілін Монро"
"Norma Jeane Baker"
"Norma Jeane Mortenson"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5921, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019