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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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Kelly Williams / Emmaline Kelly
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Agatha Murphy
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Manny Fox
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Jack P. Harper
Don Murray ...
Senator Grant O'Neal
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Calvin Bernard
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Nick Fortis
Madlyn Rhue ...
Joy Hudson
Milton Selzer ...
Phil Bamberger
Tony Young ...
Rick Roman
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Butch Wischnewski
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Edward Kelly
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Otto Litsky (American television version) (voice)
Frank Loverde ...
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Public Relations Man
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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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Il simbolo del sesso  »

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Shelley Winters, who appears in this thinly veiled biography of Marilyn Monroe's life, in fact lived, and was very good friends with Monroe for a time when the pair were budding young actresses. See more »

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Introducing Dorothy Dandrich...um Marilyn Monroe...um Kelly Williams
18 September 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Nothing on television ever rivalled ABC's Tuesday Night at the Movies, a anthology of made-for-TV films which pushed the envelope on what could be shown on TV. Movies like "Duel," "Tribes," "Crowhaven Farm," "Satan's School for Girls," and "The Sex Symbol" were cutting edge stories that still hold up by today's standards. I guess that's why they call them classics. "The Sex Symbol" was a thinly veiled telling of the Marilyn Monroe story (in this case "The Kelly Williams Story"). Connie Stevens gave an acclaimed performance which seemed to have inspired Halle Berry in another excellent biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" with some of the scenes being frightfully similar. I wish "The Sex Symbol" were available somewhere (especially the European version. Connie allowed some rare nude scenes to be shot for inclusion in prints that would among other places, be shown to military troops overseas) but for now I must depend only on my memory of the original broadcast, and Halle Berry in "IDD."


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