monroe, marilyn

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Monroe, Marilyn definition


A twentieth-century American actress who became the leading sex symbol of the 1950s. While still in her thirties, she died of an overdose of sleeping pills. Among her best-known films are The Seven-Year Itch, Bus Stop, and Some Like It Hot.

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