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Marilyn Monroe

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in The United States
June 01, 1926

died
August 05, 1962

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comic effect in subsequen...more


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Marilyn Monroe Quotes vol 1
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Marilyn Monroe in Her Own W...
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes vol 2
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Marilyn Monroe: My Story, M...
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Marilyn: A Never Ending Dream
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Marilyn Monroe and the Camera
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“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
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