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The Sex Symbol (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 September 1974 (USA)
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A thinly disguised version of the life of Marilyn Monroe, detailing her ups and downs in life and how her erratic behavior contributes to her deteriorating career.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Williams / Emmaline Kelly
Agatha Murphy
Manny Fox
Jack P. Harper
Senator Grant O'Neal
Calvin Bernard
Nick Fortis
Joy Hudson
Milton Selzer ...
Phil Bamberger
Tony Young ...
Rick Roman
Butch Wischnewski
Edward Kelly
Otto Litsky (American television version) (voice)
Frank Loverde ...
Public Relations Man


A thinly disguised version of the life of Marilyn Monroe, detailing her ups and downs in life and how her erratic behavior contributes to her deteriorating career.

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17 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il simbolo del sesso  »

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Connie Stevens as Marilyn Monroe
30 May 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Cute and promiscuous "Kelly Williams" (Connie Stevens as Marilyn Monroe) sleeps her way to stardom. Along the way, she is hounded by bitchy press (Shelley Winters as "Agatha Murphy"). Not satisfied with her status as "The Sex Symbol", Ms. Stevens wants to be an Actress. Stevens has unhappy love affairs and marriages with "Grant O'Neal" (Don Murray as John F. Kennedy), "Calvin Bernard" (James Olson as Arthur Miller), "Buck Wischnewski" (William Smith as Joe DiMaggio), and others. She feeds her pain with barbiturates and alcohol. You know the rest.

This movie begins with an outrageous lie: "The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional." Stevens is a beautiful woman, but quite unlike Monroe. An explicit nude scene occurs near the end - Stevens spills a drink, and removes her slip; it could not have been shown on US television in 1974. Whatever its intentions, "The Sex Symbol" is insulting and unflattering. And, some of those involved knew, and worked with, Monroe.

*** The Sex Symbol (9/17/74) David Lowell Rich ~ Connie Stevens, Shelley Winters, Don Murray

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