Marilyn Monroe  

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“Doris Day was criticized as 'the eternal virgin,' and Marilyn Monroe as her opposite, yet she wasn't. Look, for example, at The Seven Year Itch or The Prince and the Showgirl. In each, the man tries to seduce her but does not. Marilyn never goes to bed with him and never reveals a soupçon of nudity. Neither deserved so much, how do you say, opprobrium. Sometimes from people who never even saw their movies." —François Truffaut cited in Marilyn Forever: Musings on an American Icon by the Stars of Yesterday and Today by Boze Hadleigh

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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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