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4. Her real name was Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke.  

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7.  She was married four times.   She had a very public custody battle with her second husband.  He tried blackmailing Astor using details from her diary including an affair with playwright George S Kauffman.

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9.  Her last screen appearance was in "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" in 1964.  

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3. Monroe's mother was in and out of mental hospitals.  As a result Marilyn was sent to live with a foster family.  Monroe's mother was eventually institutionalized and passed  away in 1984.

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5.  Her first movie was "Dangerous Years" in 1947 as Evie the waitress at The Gopher Hole.

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6) Before Marilyn died she was upset that Clark Gable's Widow blamed her for Gable's fatal heart attack.

Because on the set of "The Misfits" Marilyn was often late or absent and in the vacuum of boredom Gable performed some physical stunts that would have usually been done by a stuntman.

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Eight) The legendary jazz dance innovator Jack Cole was Marilyn Monroe's personal choreographer and created the "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend " production number in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" for Marilyn.

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9). Marilyn was a natural curly haired brunette (who was quite pretty as a brunette, not sure who determined her hair should be dyed). She was working at a munitions factory and was discovered by a photographer, which started her path to fame.

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10) Marilyn is remembered as a comedic musical actress, but her dramatic roles were very good. She deserves reconsideration for her work in "Niagara", "Don't Bother To Knock" and "Clash By Night".

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Barbara Stanwyck

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1). Barbara Stanwyck was the godmother of Tori Spelling. 

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2. Was married twice:  Frank Fay from 1928-1935 and Robert Taylor from 1939-1952.  

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4) She was tops in many genres-- noir, romantic comedy, women's films& westerns--

Double Indemnity

The Lady Eve

Stella Dallas

Annie Oakley

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1 hour ago, Terrence1 said:

5.)  She received four Oscar nominations, plus an honorary Oscar.

6) Barbara's honorary Oscar was presented by William Holden.

Oscar winner William Holden was there to thank Barbara for giving him a break and helping him in his first movie role--" Golden Boy ".

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8.  She continued to act into the 1980's making appearances on Dynasty, The Colbys, and as the lusty Mary Carson in the mini-series The Thorn Birds.  

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