50 yrs on, Marilyn Monroe’s Star Shines Bright
Marilyn Monroe, the World’s # 1 sex symbol and the most desirable woman on the Planet, passed away a 50 yrs ago Sunday, a death that remains one of Hollywood’s mysteries.
Her iconic image lives on: The Platinum bBonde hair, the ruby red lips, the beauty mark, those curves, and the shimmering, body-clinging garments she covered them with.
On the eve of the 50th anni of Ms. Monroe’s death, Matt LeBlanc and other Hollywood notables give their take on the icons’ legacy.
She died in her Los Angeles bungalow 50 yrs ago on 5 August. But actress Marilyn Monroe’s work and Hollywood persona are alive and well.
Visitors to Hollywood boulevard flock to her Walk of Fame star, as well as her imprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
There’s a new stage production, called “Forever Blonde,” that celebrates Monroe at the legendary El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Actress Michelle Williams earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Ms. Monroe in last year’s “My Week with Marilyn.” And the TV series “Smash,” spins around the development of a musical about Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe made 30 films in her career, many major hits, and some of them bona-fide cinema classics. But today’s celebrities have bittersweet impressions of the icon of Hollywood icons, who died at just 36 years of age.
Matt Leblanc, actor, said, “I don’t know, I guess when I think of her, I don’t know why. I think tragedy for some reason. I think it was, she just was like, and I could be way off base, but this is my own personal reaction to it, just seems like this lost soul that was not happy and trying to find something. I could be way off base, but my limited exposure to her, that’s what it seems like to me.”
Marilyn Monroe has been gone for 50 yrs, if you look around, her legend lives on, more vibrantly than ever.
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950′s and early 1960′s.
Born: June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, CA
Died: August 5, 1962, Brentwood, CA.
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Spouse: Arthur Miller (m. 1956–1961), Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1954), James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946)
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