Marilyn Monroe  

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926August 5, 1962), was an American actress, singer, model and pop icon. She was known for her comedic skills and screen presence, going on to become one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. At the later stages of her career, she worked towards serious roles with a measure of success. However, she faced disappointments in her career and personal life during her later years. Her death has been subject to speculation and conspiracy theories.

She was romantically linked to James Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.



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