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José Bolaños (I) (1935–1994)

Jose Bolaños was born in Mexico City in 1935, and died there on June 11, 1994. He was known as something of a playboy, but was also a screenwriter and director. He married Italian actress Venetia Vianello, but his biggest claim to fame is his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. See full bio »
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La soldadera Writer
Naná Director
Dead Aim Writer
Pedro Páramo Writer


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 1978 Pedro Páramo (writer)
 1976 Que esperen los viejos (Documentary short)
 1971 La guera Xóchitl (Short)
 1971 Dead Aim (as José Antonio Balanos)
 1966 La soldadera (story and screenplay)
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 1979 Naná
 1978 Pedro Páramo
 1976 Que esperen los viejos (Documentary short)
 1971 Dead Aim (as José Antonio Balanos)
 1966 La soldadera
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 1979 Naná (producer)
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 2018 Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive (Documentary) (filming)

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José Antonio Balanos

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Was Marilyn Monroe's escort at the 1962 Golden Globe Awards. A year after her death, Bolaños claimed to fan magazine Motion Picture that the two were going to marry and adopt a child. However, he didn't produced anything to prove such, no one in Monroe's inner circle ever confirmed a romance or engagement, and none of her biographers have ever accepted Bolaños as anything more than an escort.

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