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Marilyn Monroe, (1 June 1926 – 5 August 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 roles were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. She was praised for her comedic ability in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and The Seven Year Itch, and became one of Hollywood’s most popular and glamorous performers.

The typecasting of Monroe’s “dumb blonde” persona limited her career prospects, so she broadened her range. She studied at the Actors Studio and formed Marilyn Monroe Productions. Her dramatic performance in William Inge’s Bus Stop was hailed by critics, and she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot.

The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide,” the possibility of an accidental overdose has not been ruled out, while conspiracy theorists argue that she was murdered.

In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
- From Wikipedia.

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  • Lior Goldenberg
    Lior Goldenbergabout 5 years ago

    Stylish portrait of Marilyn, very nice Rabi!

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    fabulous

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Woot lol! brilliant drawing sweetheART delightful portrait ;} happy hippy hugglez

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  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

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    debbiez315about 5 years ago

    Stunning representation Rabi Khan !!!!!

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    kenspicsalmost 5 years ago

    Pop Art poetry Rabi….this is EXCELLENT to the nth degree!!!

  • Rabi Khan
    Rabi Khanalmost 5 years ago

    Oh thank you Ken, I am greatly inspired!

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    CLiPiCsover 4 years ago

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