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Marilyn Monroe

(Norma Jeane Mortenson or Baker)
actress
Born: 6/1/1926
Birthplace: Los Angeles

Actress who was, and remains, one of the most famous celebrities of the 20th century. Her mixture of vulnerability and sex appeal has haunted Hollywood since her early death. She was married to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller. Her films include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959). She died of an overdose of sleeping pills, which many believe was suicide.

Died: 8/5/1962

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