Birth: 1926-06-01 Death: 1962-08-05
"You can't sleep your way into being a star. It takes much, much more. But it helps a lot of actresses get their first chance that way."
One of the most enduring sex symbols of our time, Marilyn Monroe's career didn't take off until she had made dozen's of B-movies, playing the stereotypical dumb blond. It wasn't until her role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes followed soon after by How to Marry a Millionaire that Marilyn gained notoriety. Managing her own career, she was never able to break out of comedic roles, though she longed to do drama. Her personal life was as dramatic as her on screen roles, as she courted and married baseball great Joe DiMaggio and then playwright Arthur Miller. Tragically, her career came to an en…