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Marilyn Monroe

Actor, Model (1-Jun-1926 — 5-Aug-1962)


Peter Harry Brown; Patte B. Barham. Marilyn: The Last Take. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1992. 452pp.

Sarah Churchwell. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe. London: Granta Books. 2004.

Fred Lawrence Guiles. Norma Jeane: The Life of Marilyn Monroe. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 1969. 341pp.

Fred Lawrence Guiles. Legend: The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe. New York, NY: Stein and Day. 1984. 501pp.

Norman Mailer. Marilyn: A Biography. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1973. 270pp.

Berniece Baker Miracle. My Sister Marilyn: A Memoir of Marilyn Monroe. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books. 1994. 238pp.

Matthew Smith. Marilyn's Last Words: Her Secret Tapes and Mysterious Death. New York: Carroll & Graf. 2004.

Donald Spoto. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography. Scranton, PA: HarperCollins. 1993.

Anthony Summers. Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe. Macmillan. 1985. 415pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. Marilyn's Men: The Private Life of Marilyn Monroe. St. Martin's Press. 1992.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.789)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.524)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.491)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1030)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.730)

  12. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.989)

  13. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.383)

  14. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.327)

  15. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.228)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (pp.383-384)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.284)

  18. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.608)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.509)

  20. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.329)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.350)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.399-401)

  23. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.556)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.298)

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