Fifty years ago today, the mysterious death of legendary actress MARILYN MONROE was front page news not just in Hollywood but all over the world. Shrouded in secrecy, rumors of suicide, murder and government conspiracy surrounded the passing of the woman who overcame an abusive childhood spent in foster homes to become the most celebrated sex symbol ever to grace the silver screen. Known to audiences for her roles in such films as ALL ABOUT EVE, SOME LIKE IT HOT, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, THE MISFITS and HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, MONROE was as famous for her off-screen behavior as she was for her acting career.
We sat down a few years ago with her THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS co-star DONALD O’CONNOR to talk about the MONROE legend and he offered his thoughts on her career and where she could have gone had she lived. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Plagued by insecurity, MONROE often ‘acted out’ off-camera but O’CONNOR admitted her lack of confidence was an integral part of her performance. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
MARILYN MONROE 1926-1962
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