Marilyn Monroe - Life After Death - documentary

Marilyn Monroe - Life After Death
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, A 1994 documentary about the iconic Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, she starred in 29 films during her career which really kicked off in 1950 after playing Angela Phinlay in The Asphalt Jungle. A film-noir directed by John Huston and is one of the highest rated films still. Over the coming few years she would land even more important roles becoming the top-billed actress in titles such as Niagra (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Probably her most famous role was in the 1959 comedy classic Some Like it Hot, where she acted along-side Tony Cutis and Jack Lemmon. 


While Marilyn Monroe was a very talented actress, but she is mainly remembered for her iconic image and untimely death at the age of just 37 in 1963 from a suspect drug overdose. 



The Marilyn Monroe Life After Death documentary directed by Gordon Freedman stars a number of people who knew her personally such as the playboy mansion host, Hugh Hefner, Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland, writer Norman Mailer and actress Susan Strasberg. Monroe is still incredibly famous today and her story has been told extensively through a number of documentaries, however, this was one of the first feature-length films to interview people who actually knew her on a personal and professional level. Therefore it is considered to be one of the top films about the star and how this image she created turned her into a Hollywood legend.


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