Knowledge Identifier: +Marilyn_Monroe
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1926.
Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (8%), California (8%)
Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Actors Studio, Life, New York Yankees
When Norma Jeane was 9, McKee married Ervin Silliman "Doc" Goddard in 1935, and subsequently sent Monroe to the Los Angeles Orphans Home , followed by a succession of foster homes
In early 1938, Grace sent her to live with yet another one of her aunts, Ana Lower, who lived in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles County
Martine Carol - During the late 1940s and early 1950s she was the leading sex symbol and a top box office draw of french cinema, and was considered a French version of America's Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Miller - In the late 1940s, Norma Jeane Baker changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, at the urging of Ben Lyon, a one-time actor turned casting director at 20th Century Fox, who said she reminded him of Marilyn Miller
Arthur Miller - Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Prince of Asturias *award, and was married to Marilyn Monroe
In 1943, during World War II, Dougherty enlisted in the Merchant Marine
Jean Louis - His most famous works include Rita Hayworth's black satin strapless dress from "Gilda" , Marlene Dietrich's celebrated beaded souffle stagewear for her cabaret world tours, as well as the sheer, sparkling gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962
In 1948, Monroe signed a six-month contract with Columbia Pictures and was introduced to the studio's head drama coach Natasha Lytess, who became her acting coach for several years
Phil Karlson - He directed Marilyn Monroe's first film, 1948's "Ladies of the Chorus", and worked on a number of low-budget projects for Monogram Pictures and Eagle-Lion Films before finally hitting his stride in the early 1950s, when he turned out a string of tough, gritty, realistic and violent crime thrillers
Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie_Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.
The Asphalt Jungle - The heist film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, Marilyn Monroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters
Dixie Evans - By the early 1950s she was a headlining burlesque star on the West coast when approached by producer Harold Minsky with a promise of steady work in his chain of theaters if she adapted her stage persona to that of then-rising star Marilyn Monroe
Groucho Marx - During the early 1950s, Groucho described his perfect woman: Someone who looks like Marilyn Monroe and talks like George S. Kaufman
Cleo Moore - During this period of 1950s Hollywood Moore was one of several buxom blondes to achieve notability following to Marilyn Monroe's major breakthrough; the others including Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Diana Dors, Sheree North, Anita Ekberg, Barbara Lang, Barbara Nichols, Joi Lansing, and Greta Thyssen
Mule (shoe) - In the early 1950s, Marilyn Monroe popularized the shoe and helped break its poor reputation
In 1951, DiMaggio saw a photograph of Monroe alongside Chicago White Sox players Joe Dobson and Gus Zernial, prompting him to request a date with her in 1952
Florence Auer - One of her last film appearances was in the 1951 comedy "Love Nest", which starred a young Marilyn Monroe
Leatrice Joy - One such appearance was in the 1951 release "Love Nest", which featured a young Marilyn Monroe
William Travilla - By 1952, he was close friends with Marilyn Monroe and created the costumes for "Don't Bother to Knock" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
In 1953 and 1954, she was listed in the annual "Quigley Poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars", which was compiled from the votes of movie exhibitors throughout the United States for the stars that had generated the most revenue in their theaters over the previous year
Jane Russell - In 1953 she tried to convert Marilyn Monroe during the filming of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; Monroe later said "Jane tried to convert me and I tried to introduce her to Freud"
Howard Hawks - In 1953, Hawks made Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which featured Marilyn Monroe famously singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.
Alexander D'Arcy - In 1953, he was one of Marilyn Monroe's suitors in "How to Marry a Millionaire" and featured in "Abdulla the Great" and "Soldier of Fortune" in 1955
Material Girl - The music video was a mimicry of Marilyn Monroe's performance of the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 film) - "'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"' is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Taylor Holmes, and Norma Varden in supporting roles
Hugh Hefner - The undated first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies
Sheree North - North rose to prominence as Twentieth Century-Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe, upon signing with the studio in 1954
Vanessa Brown - Back on Broadway, she originated the role of "The Girl" in "The Seven Year Itch", the character portrayed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 film version
Bill Kobrin, Fox's east coast correspondent, told the "Palm Springs Desert Sun" in 1956 that it was Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus, and that the couple had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby
Gabe Pressman - He was sent by the network to report on many historic events, including the 1956 sinking of the "Andrea Doria", Elvis Presley's Army stint which went through Brooklyn, one-on-one interviews with Marilyn Monroe, Harry S Truman and Fidel Castro, the 1964 arrival of the Beatles at Kennedy Airport, the murder of Malcolm X, chasing after newly inaugurated New York mayor John Vliet Lindsay in the streets during a 1966 transit strike, the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where he reported on the clashes between demonstrators and police, and the aftermath of
Tuesday Weld - This was the same role Marilyn Monroe had played in the 1956 film "Bus Stop", based on William Inge's play
Hope Lange - Lange came to prominence in her first film role in "Bus Stop" with Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, whom she married on April 14, 1956
Arthur Miller - In June 1956, Miller left his first wife Mary Slattery and on June 25 he married Marilyn Monroe
Joe DiMaggio - Monroe biographer Donald Spoto claimed that DiMaggio was "very close to marrying" 1957 Miss America Marian McKnight, who won the crown with a Marilyn Monroe act, but McKnight denied it
Tony Curtis, her co-star from "Some Like It Hot," claimed Monroe became pregnant during their on-off affair that was rekindled during the filming of "Some Like It Hot" in 1959, while she was still married to Arthur Miller
Walter Bernstein - He contributed, without receiving credit, to the screenplays of "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Train" , and was one of several writers who worked on the script for the ill-fated "Something's Got to Give", which was left uncompleted at the time of the death of its star, Marilyn Monroe, in 1962
Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence_Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd
Hollywood Babylon - The book details the stories of Hollywood stars from the silent era to stars of the 1960s including Charles Chaplin, Lupe Vélez, Rudolph Valentino, Olive Thomas, Thelma Todd, Errol Flynn, Frances Farmer, Juanita Hansen, Mae Murray, Alma Rubens, Barbara La Marr, and Marilyn Monroe
Seymour Hersh - The documents signed by "John F. Kennedy" included a provision, in 1960, for a trust fund to be set up for the institutionalized mother of Marilyn Monroe
Douglas Kirkland - At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for "Look" magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look's 25th anniversary issue
Paula Strasberg - Paula Strasberg would go on to become Marilyn Monroe's acting coach and confidante until Monroe's death in 1962
In January 1964, Miller's play "After The Fall" opened, featuring a beautiful and devouring shrew named Maggie
Grace Lee Whitney - Also in 1964, she played the Marilyn Monroe lookalike character Babs Livingston on "Bewitched" in the episode "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog"
Marie France - Marie-France was hired in 1969 by the Alcazar in the Latin Quarter, where she became as famous a celebrity as Marilyn Monroe
Elaine Joyce - In 1972, Joyce made her Broadway debut in the title role in "Sugar", the musical adaptation of the film "Some Like It Hot", in which she portrayed band singer Sugar Kane, the role originated by Marilyn Monroe in the movie
The Asphalt Jungle - On July 6, 1989, La Cinq won on appeal, broadcasting the film on August 6, 1989, the day after the anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe
In 1992, "Playboy" magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who never met Monroe, bought the crypt immediately to the left of hers at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Grace Jones - In 1994, she was due to release an electro album titled Black Marilyn with artwork featuring the singer as Marilyn_Monroe; in 1998, she was scheduled to release an album entitled Force of Nature, on which she worked with trip hop musician Tricky.
Barbara Kruger - In 1997, Kruger produced a series of fiberglass sculptures of compromised celebrities, including John F. and Robert Kennedy hoisting Marilyn Monroe on their shoulders.
Daryl Hannah - Hannah is an accomplished theatre actress, reprising Marilyn Monroe's starring role in The Seven Year Itch in 2000 at London's West End. Reviews of the play commended Hannah's performance, with Lizzie Loveridge of Curtain Up/ saying that the play was the "perfect vehicle" for Hannah to "show her talents as a comedienne.
Simon Curtis (filmmaker) - In 2004, Curtis approached producer David Parfitt about making a film based on "The Prince, The Showgirl and Me" and "My Week with Marilyn"; two diary accounts written by Colin Clark about his time with Marilyn Monroe
Bonnie Greer - The later work began as a radio play broadcast in December 2005 after Greer saw a documentary on Marilyn Monroe, which mentioned Monroe's assistance to the jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald over the colour bar that prevented the singer from working at certain venues, especially the Mocambo nightclub
On May 4, 2007, a New York judge ruled that Monroe's rights of publicity ended at her death
LoLa Monroe - She later became LoLa Monroe in 2007; "Monroe" is a reference to the actress, model, film producer and singer Marilyn Monroe
Eve Gordon - Her television roles include playing Marilyn Monroe in the Emmy *award-winning miniseries "A Woman Named Jackie", Congressional aide Jordan Miller in the short-lived sitcom "The Powers That Be", the mother of the title character in the drama series "Felicity", and Monica Klain, the wife of Ron Klain in the 2008 Emmy *award-winning HBO film "Recount"
Nora Bayes - The novel serves as the inspiration for the 2012 television series "Smash", although the subject of the show's fictional musical is not Bayes but Marilyn Monroe
Despite the film's initial failure, in 2015 Geoff Andrew of the British Film Institute described it as a classic
In August 2018 a lost Marilyn Monroe nude scene, which shows Monroe and Clark Gable, was found
The Misfits (film) - In August 2018, an un-released nude scene where Marilyn Monroe exposes herself while making love with Clark Gable, and which was thought to have been lost, was discovered