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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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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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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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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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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.  

Image result for stanwyck and thorn birds"

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