A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 Gladys Mortenson (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Marilyn Monroe (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Natasha Lytess (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Alan DeShields (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Young Gladys (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Arthur Miller (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Jimmy Dougherty (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Joseph M. Schenck (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Darryl F. Zanuck (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Allan 'Whitey' Snyder (2 episodes, 2015)
Tony Nardi ...
 Johnny Hyde (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Patricia Kennedy Lawford (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Joe DiMaggio (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Grace McKee (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Norma Jeane (2 episodes, 2015)
Mia Allan ...
 Norma Jeane (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Dr. Ennis (2 episodes, 2015)
Daryn Pancer ...
 Teen Date (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Mrs. Murray (2 episodes, 2015)
Peter Tufford Kennedy ...
 Joseph L. Mankiewicz (2 episodes, 2015)
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A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.

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Casting is Everything
1 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally, an actress who captures Marilyn Monroe in all her mannerisms, voice, looks, personality (Kelli Garner). Previous Monroe portrayals are easily forgotten in light of this lovely reproduction of the tragic star's vulnerability, charm, sexiness & spunk. Why did it take so long? Susan Sarandon as mother Gladys is also excellent & typical of Sarandon's professionalism in playing a supporting role with grace and class. The other players are well cast where it matters most: looks, demeanor, voice, such as Pat Kennedy Lawford with a Boston accent. Joe DiMaggio is lean and angular; Arthur Miller smokes a pipe. Not to simplify the elements of writing and direction, but as I said, previous Monroe biopics have failed at the most elemental level: when Marilyn is in front of the camera, she'd better be a decent reincarnation. This movie nailed it.


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