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Marilyn Monroe

Film Actress / Model (person) / Film Producer / Playboy Playmate / Actress | * 06/01/1926 († 36, 08/05/1962) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Known for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2022) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, Monroe remains a pop culture icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her as the sixth-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in a total of 12 foster homes and an orphanage before marrying James Dougherty at age sixteen. She was working in a factory during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career, which led to short-lived film contracts with 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in late 1950. Over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, inclu... ()
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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; 1 June 1926 – 4 August 1962) was an American actress. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2021) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, Monroe remains a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her sixth on their list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Monroe as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in a total of 12 foster homes and an orphanage; she married at age sixteen. She was working in a factory during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career, which led to short-lived film contracts with 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in late 1950. Over the next two years, she became a popular actress with 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. She faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photographs prior to becoming a star, but the story did not damage her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films.By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars; she had leading roles in the film noir Niagara, which overtly relied on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a "dumb blonde". The same year, her nude images were used as the centerfold and on the cover of the first issue of Playboy. She played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, but she was disappointed when she was typecast and underpaid by the studio. She was briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project but returned to star in The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of the biggest box office successes of her career.When the studio was still reluctant to change Monroe's contract, she founded her own film production company in 1954. She dedicated 1955 to building the company and began studying method acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Later that year, Fox awarded her a new contract, which gave her more control and a larger salary. Her subsequent roles included a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and her first independent production in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Some Like It Hot (1959), a critical and commercial success. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits (1961).

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

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Awards & Nominations for Marilyn Monroe

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical David di Donatello Targa d'Oro Henrietta Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Awards
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Movies with Marilyn Monroe as Actress(86)

as Self (archive)2022 Becoming Marilyn
as Self (archive footage)2021 Tunnel to Freedom
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2021 Cher: In Her Own Words
as herself2021 Ramin Fallah
as Self (archive footage)2020 I Am Jackie O
as herself2019 Marilyn and I
as Herself (archiveFootage)2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
as Self (archive footage)2017 Arthur Miller: Writer
as Self - Miller's 2nd Wife (archive footage)2015 Arthur Miller: A Man of His Century
as Miss Caswell (archive footage)2013 Footsteps on the Ceiling
as Self (archive footage)2013 Love, Marilyn
as Herself (archive footage)2011 Bert Stern: Original Madman
as Self (archive footage)2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
as Self (archive footage)2010 Smash His Camera
as Self (archive footage)2010 The Kennedy Detail
as Herself (archive footage)2008 Marilyn, dernières séances
as Self (archive footage)2008 La rabbia di Pasolini
as Self (archive footage)2006 The Making of 'Some Like It Hot'
as Self (archive footage)2006 The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot'
as Self - Actress (archive footage)2006 Grace Kelly: Destiny of a Princess
as Self (archive footage)2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
as Self (archive footage)2002 Making 'The Misfits'
as Self (archive footage)2001 Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days
as Self (archive footage)2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)1999 Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl
as herself1998 Marilyn in Manhattan
as Herself (Archive Footage)1996 We Remember Marilyn
as Self (archive footage)1995 Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
as (archive footage)1995 The Casting Couch
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Self (archive footage)1994 Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
as (uncredited)1992 Death Scenes 2
as Self (archive footage)1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
as Actress 'River of No Return' (archive footage) (uncredited)1991 Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
as Self (archive footage)1990 Marilyn: Something's Got to Give
as Self (archive footage)1987 Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
as Self (archive footage)1987 Hollywood Uncensored
as (archive footage)1986 Marilyn Monroe
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as Herself (archive footage)1975 Mi Marilyn
as herself1969 The Two Kennedys
as (archive footage)1965 The Love Goddesses
as Self (archive footage)1963 La Rabbia
as Self (archive footage)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 Lois Laurel1952 Monkey Business
as Nell Forbes1952 Don't Bother to Knock
as Annabel Jones1952 We're Not Married!
as Peggy1952 Clash by Night
as Streetwalker (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")1952 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 Extra at Square Dance (uncredited)1948 Green Grass of Wyoming
as Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
as Evie1947 Dangerous Years

TV Shows/Series with Marilyn Monroe as Actress(8)

as Self (archive footage)2022 Le Siècle des icônes
as Self (archive footage)2022 Reframed: Marilyn Monroe
as Self (archive footage)2020 First Ladies
as Self (archive footage)2011 Mentiras verdaderas
as Self (archive footage)1993 Intimate Portrait
as herself1950 The Jack Benny Program
as Self (archive footage)1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Movies with Marilyn Monroe as Crew(3)

Sound/Songs1980 Coeur bleu
Production/Executive Producer1957 The Prince and the Showgirl
Production/Producer1956 Bus Stop

Additional Information

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Born: Tuesday, 06/01 1926 (June) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
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, University of California, Los Angeles, Van Nuys High School, Actors Studio
Record Label: RCA Records
Named after: Marilyn Miller, Gladys Monroe
Spouses (current/former): James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller
Siblings: Berniece Baker Miracle
Father: Charles Stanley Gifford
Mother: Gladys Monroe
Other names for Marilyn Monroe (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"마릴린 먼로"
"Мерілін Монро"
"Norma Jeane Baker"
"Norma Jeane Mortenson"
"玛丽莲·梦露"
"Мэрилин Монро"
"マリリン・モンロー"
Marilyn Monroe frequently works together with these people:
Ben Nye (18x, Crew)
Lyle R. Wheeler (17x, Crew)
Clark Gable (11x, Actor)
Billy Wilder (10x, Crew)
Cyril J. Mockridge (10x, Crew)
Thomas Little (10x, Crew)
Lionel Newman (10x, Crew)
Charles LeMaire (10x, Crew)
John Huston (9x, Actor)
I. A. L. Diamond (9x, Crew)
John F. Kennedy (9x, Actor)
Jackie Gleason (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5921, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/11/2024