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Marilyn Monroe (1st June – 85 years from her Birthday)
Marilyn Monroe's life was almost a movie in it self. It consisted of a rewarding, sometimes heartache. Her personal life produced three failed marriages and countless affairs. Although her life was short lived, it would be rare to meet someone who hasn't heard of her.
Marilyn Monroe's modeling career took off a lot quicker than her movie career. She started out in bit parts. She won a small part in the movie Love Happy, a Marx Brothers movie in which she debuted her very sexy walk. She made a dozen of B-movies in which she played secondary roles as a dumb blonde.
Her career started t started with the song and dance movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; shortly after How to Marry A Millionaire was made and released. Several other hits followed. She tried hard to break away from the comedienne, dumb-blonde role. Managing her own career, she made a series of more dramatic movies. They never went over as well as her previous movies. She died of an apparent drug over-dose.
Her personal life started with an early marriage to James Dougherty. He was over in the war when Marilyn (then Norma Jean) was discovered and offered a modeling career. Jim wanted Marilyn to stay home and take care of the house and have babies but Norma Jean was more interested in modeling. They divorced soon after his return from over-seas.
Once her modeling career turned into a movie career she caught the eye of the famous baseball player, Joe DiMaggio. The courtship lasted two years, but due to his resentment towards her career, the marriage only lasted nine months.
Soon after her divorce from DiMaggio, she met and married playwriter author Arthur Miller. Her dependence on pills and constant rescues of overdoses led to the downfall of their four year marriage. In the end it was Joe DiMaggio who arranged and paid for her funeral.
Every day since her death he sent a dozen red roses to her grave. And it is also been said that DiMaggio's last words were that he would finally be with Marilyn again.
The most famous of all men, whom Marilyn was linked with before and during his presidency, was John Kennedy. There are no real witnesses or evidence to document the affairs. But Marilyn told many friends, and they were seen at parties, arriving and leaving hotels, and at the home of Peter Lawford.
1948 Ladies of the ChorusLadies of the Chorus: "Every Baby Needs a Da-Da-Daddy", "Anyone Can See I Love You", "Ladies Of The Chorus" 1950 A Ticket to TomahawkA Ticket to Tomahawk: "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are" 1953 NiagaraNiagara: "Kiss" Gentlemen Prefer BlondesGentlemen Prefer Blondes: "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", "When Love Goes Wrong", "Bye Bye Baby", "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", "Four French Dances – Sur le balcon, La Tentateur, Sol taire, Parle d'affair", "Down Boy", "When The Wild Wild Women Go Swimmin' Down In the Bimini Bay" 1953 Recordings for RCA: "She Acts Like A Woman Should", "You'd Be Surprised", "A Fine Romance", "Do It Again" 1954 River of No ReturnRiver of No Return: "I'm Gonna File My Claim", "One Silver Dollar", "Down In The Meadow", "River Of No Return" There's No Business Like Show BusinessThere's No Business Like Show Business: "Heat Wave", "Lazy", "After You Get What You Want", "A Man Chases a Girl"
1956 Bus StopBus Stop: "That Old Black Magic" 1957 The Prince and the ShowgirlThe Prince and the Showgirl: "I Found a Dream" 1959 Some Like It HotSome Like It Hot: "Runnin' Wild", "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "I'm Through With Love", "Some Like It Hot" 1960 Let's Make LoveLet's Make Love: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "Specialization", "Let's Make Love", "Incurably Romantic" 1962 "Happy Birthday Mr. President"