This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
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 »
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 »
Susan Griffiths who plays Norma Jean/Marilyn in this television film is uncanny in her portrait. I'm suprised she isn't better known. Besides being a dead ringer (no pun intended), Griffiths has the same inner light that made MM so unique. This is worth looking for.
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