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Rest in Peace, Miss Monroe

Posted on August 01, 2012 by admin

This weekend will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. One of the most famous women of all time, the actress, model and singer died on August 5th 1962 at the age of just 36.

She achieved a lot in her lifetime and is still remembered today for her infectious lust for life and beaming smile. Having made her name as a model in her early years, she worked her way into the movie industry slowly but surely. Her earliest movies didn’t make much of an impact, but she went on to sizzle in the likes of Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, both movies from 1953. Six years later, she won a Golden Globe Award for her part in the 1959 movie, Some Like it Hot.

In the 21st century, she is still recognised as one of the greatest female stars ever to grace the big screen. She defined the classic Marilyn Monroe costume that still graces fancy dress parties around the world!

One of Marilyn’s most famous moments came when she sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at the celebration for his 45th birthday in 1962. That, along with the image of her standing over a drain in a billowing white dress, is the longstanding impression that many people have of the woman that was known as the Blonde Bombshell.

(Here’s a bit of trivia for you, too: Marilyn’s birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson. Now you’re well prepared for your next pub quiz!)

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