Marilyn Monroe


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  • ''...I've found out it's fun to go shopping. It's such a feminine thing to do.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 41 (August 1972). Raised in very modest circumstances, Monroe had recently gained fame and wealth as a movie actress.
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  • ''I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 41 (August 1972). Monroe, a popular movie star, made a great deal of money but was dissatisfied with her level of skill and privately studied acting after she was already famous.
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  • ''I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public—talent in privacy.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 40 (August 1972). Monroe was a very popular and pressured movie star. Hoping to develop her skills and reputation as a serious actor, she quietly studied acting in New York City after she had become famous in Hollywood.
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  • ''People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature—and it won't hurt your feelings—like it's happening to your clothing.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 40 (August 1972). Monroe was an extremely famous movie star and "sex symbol." She seemed to be very vulnerable emotionally; her early death was ruled a suicide.
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  • ''Why? It paid the rent.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 38 (August 1972). The "sex symbol" answering why she had posed nude for a calendar photograph early in her career.
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  • ''First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 42 (August 1972). A beautiful and famous movie star, Monroe was emotionally vulnerable and had a troubled personal life. Long after she had become famous, she privately studied acting to improve her skills. It is believed that she committed suicide.
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  • ''Please don't make me a joke.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 42 (August 1972). Monroe, a beautiful movie star and "sex symbol," was often ridiculed; people tended to underrate both her acting ability and her intelligence. She concluded her last interview, with Patricia Newcomb in 1962, with this plea to Newcomb. Soon afterward, she was dead—probably of suicide.
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  • ''An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.''
    Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 38 (August 1972). Monroe was an extremely popular movie star who made a great deal of money for her studio.
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