The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood California, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with Norma Jean as a child and ends with the ... See full summary »
The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood California, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with Norma Jean 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
The huge likeness of Marilyn Monroe that was erected on the building for The Seven Year Itch was the original billboard that was used when the movie came out. The same company and the same crew were hired to rehang it for this movie. See more »
Catherine Hicks was rightfully nominated for an Emmy for this TV biopic. She nails Norma Jean/Marilyn, the little girl who never grew up. It is long (2 and a half hours), and at times tough to take the lonely, depressing state of mind she lived in. The film really did cause me to see the character as Marilyn and forget I was watching CH playing her. Good script and great performances by terrific cast. Overall: way above average for a TV movie of it's kind. 8 out of 10.
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