Sunday, December 26, 2010
THE GREAT BOMBSHELL MARILYN MONROE!
Born (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but Baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances inThe Asphalt Jungle and All Above Eve both 1950 were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her"dumb blonde"" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953), How to marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch(1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Awardfor her performance in Some Like It Hot(1959).