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Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  28 September 1980 (USA)
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The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she ... See full summary »

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The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she dies. Throughout the movie, we see the highlights and lowlights of her career, including the parts of her private life not widely known. Written by Anonymous

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Her image was perfection.....her life was a personal hell

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Bonnie Bedelia was approached to play Marilyn Monroe, but turned said offer down. See more »

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Joe DiMaggio is shown at an Old Timers game batting left-handed. DiMaggio was a right-handed hitter. See more »

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Hicks is the worst Marilyn to date
5 November 2002 | by (SC) – See all my reviews

*Marilyn: The Untold Story*

I've seen 3 movies about Marilyn Monroe. Well, three if you count the mini-series. They are all the same. The actresses are all miscast. Let's face it, nobody can be Marilyn but Marilyn. Certainly not Catherine Hicks. Who is Catharine Hicks? The mom on 7th Heaven... yeah. You might be thinking that maybe she USED to look like Marilyn, but she didn't. The main thing was the lips. Mira Sorvino (who was also bad) at least used her lips when she talked. She also tried her best with th accent. Catharine Hicks didn't even talk like Marilyn. It felt like she had never even seen a Marilyn Monroe movie in her life.

The movie was okay, but I could just never see Hicks as Marilyn.

*4/10*


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