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Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)

The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she ... See full summary »

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Norman Mailer (novel), Dalene Young
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Hicks ... Marilyn Monroe
Richard Basehart ... Johnny Hyde
Frank Converse ... Joe DiMaggio
John Ireland ... John Huston
Viveca Lindfors ... Natasha Lytess
Jason Miller ... Arthur Miller
Sheree North ... Gladys Baker
Kevin Geer ... Jim Dougherty
Tracey Gold ... Young Norma Jean
Priscilla Morrill ... Louella Parsons
John Christy Ewing John Christy Ewing ... Lawyer
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Montgomery Clift
Larry Pennell ... Clark Gable
Heath Jobes Heath Jobes ... Tom Ewell
Howard Caine ... Billy Wilder
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The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she dies. Throughout the movie, we see the highlights and lowlights of her career, including the parts of her private life not widely known. Written by Anonymous

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Her image was perfection . . . her life was a personal hell.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marilyn Monroe - Eine wahre Geschichte See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The huge likeness of Marilyn Monroe that was erected on the building for The Seven Year Itch (1955) was the original billboard that was used when the movie came out. The same company and the same crew were hired to rehang this for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Joe DiMaggio is shown at an Old Timers game batting left-handed. DiMaggio was a right-handed hitter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Squeeze (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
(uncredited)
Written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin
Performed by Catherine Hicks
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Hicks is the worst Marilyn to date
5 November 2002 | by Opion8dSee all my reviews

*Marilyn: The Untold Story*

I've seen 3 movies about Marilyn Monroe. Well, three if you count the mini-series. They are all the same. The actresses are all miscast. Let's face it, nobody can be Marilyn but Marilyn. Certainly not Catherine Hicks. Who is Catharine Hicks? The mom on 7th Heaven... yeah. You might be thinking that maybe she USED to look like Marilyn, but she didn't. The main thing was the lips. Mira Sorvino (who was also bad) at least used her lips when she talked. She also tried her best with th accent. Catharine Hicks didn't even talk like Marilyn. It felt like she had never even seen a Marilyn Monroe movie in her life.

The movie was okay, but I could just never see Hicks as Marilyn.

*4/10*


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