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Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)

Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks ... See full summary »

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Terence Locke ...
Ralph Johnson
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Ruth Latimer
Preston Hanson ...
Hal James
Marty Zagon ...
Irving Oblach
Andre Philippe ...
Sam Dunn
Adele Claire ...
Beverly
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Randy Palmer
Paula Mitchell ...
Cynthia Palmer
Jean Sarah Frost ...
Ethel
Lilyan McBride ...
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Burr Middleton ...
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Stuart Lancaster ...
George
Ivy Bethune ...
Ruby Kirshner
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Terry (as Robert Gribbon)
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Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks self-confidence, but photographer Ralph Johnson takes some publicity shots and convinces her to try for her dream, and supports her as she's bounced from casting couches to sleazy photo shoots. She befriends once-powerful producer Hal James, who tries to steer her toward her dream of stardom, to where she will eventually be known as Marilyn Monroe. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They knew her as Norma Jean Baker. The world would soon know her as Marilyn Monroe See more »

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February 1976 (USA)  »

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Ciao Norma Jean  »

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Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora (1978), Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Gable and Lombard (1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976), Bud and Lou (1978), and W.C. Fields and Me (1976). Bogie (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981) would soon follow as well. See more »

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Referenced in 'Halloween' Unmasked 2000 (1999) See more »

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DISGUSTING TRASH
6 May 1999 | by (california,usa) – See all my reviews

This exploitive piece of garbage has the look of either a bad T.V movie or a porn flick. Misty Rowe (the name sounds like a stripper) portrays Norma Jean as an idiot bordering on mental retardation. The script is terrible. The acting sucks. Marilyn Monroe would roll over in her grave if she ever saw this movie.


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