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Marilyn Monroe

American actress
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Net worth 2018: $27 Million
Residence: Los Angeles
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 June 1926
Sigh: Cancer
Died On: August 5, 1962
Education: Van Nuys High School, University High School

Marilyn Monroe was bornon 1 June 1926 in Los Angeles, American, is American actress. One of the earliest and most enduring sex symbols of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe was a talented actress who began a career as a model before foraying into films. The product of a broken home, she did not even know the identity of her biological father. Named as Norma Jeane Mortenson at birth, she spent most of her childhood in foster homes as her mother was mentally unstable and incapable of raising her daughter on her own. The little girl endured a harsh childhood marked by abuse and apathy due to which she suffered from several mental problems later in her life. As a young woman she stared modeling for The Blue Book Modeling Agency and soon became a very successful model thanks to her striking beauty and grace. Eventually she moved on to films, initially appearing in minor roles before bagging more substantial ones. She soon developed an image as a sex symbol by appearing in the nude for the ‘Playboy’ magazine. As an actress she acted in several successful films like ‘The Asphalt Jungle’, ‘The Seven Year Itch’, and ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. However the final years of her brief life were marked by mental illnesses and alcoholism. Her life was snuffed out untimely when she was just 36 by an overdose of sleeping pills.


$27 Million


The movie was listed as the greatest American comedy film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2000


She was found dead in her home on 5 August 1962 by her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson


Her final film appearance was in ‘The Misfits’ in 1961 in which she played a recently divorced woman


In 1959, she played Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk, a ukulele player and singer in ‘Some Like it Hot’ which was both a critical as well as commercial success


She played ‘the girl’ in the 1955 movie ‘The Seven Year Itch’ which was based on a three-act play of the same name


She portrayed a dumb blonde in the movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ in 1953 which went on to become a major hit


She was flooded with film offers in 1952 and appeared in several movies within the year: ‘Monkey Business’, ‘Clash by Night’, ‘We’re Not Married!’, and ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’


She played a small but important role in the 1950 movie, ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ which was based on the novel of the same name


Her first credited role was as a waitress in the 1947 movie, ‘Dangerous Years’


She became a very successful model and got noticed by Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive who offered her a six-month contract

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