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Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)

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 »

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Larry Buchanan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Misty Rowe ... Norma Jean Baker
Terence Locke Terence Locke ... Ralph Johnson
Patch Mackenzie ... Ruth Latimer
Preston Hanson Preston Hanson ... Hal James
Marty Zagon Marty Zagon ... Irving Oblach
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ... Sam Dunn
Adele Claire Adele Claire ... Beverly
Sal Ponti ... Randy Palmer
Paula Mitchell Paula Mitchell ... Cynthia Palmer
Jean Sarah Frost Jean Sarah Frost ... Ethel
Lilyan McBride Lilyan McBride ... House Mother
Burr Middleton Burr Middleton ... Sleasy Photographer
Stuart Lancaster ... George
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Ruby Kirshner
Robert Gribbin ... Terry (as Robert Gribbon)
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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 self-confidence, but photographer Ralph Johnson takes some publicity shots and convinces her to try for her dream, and supports her as she's bounced from casting couches to sleazy photo shoots. She befriends once-powerful producer Hal James, who tries to steer her toward her dream of stardom, to where she will eventually be known as Marilyn Monroe. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She was soon to become the greatest sex symbol the world has ever known. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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In casting the role of Marilyn Monroe, director Larry Buchanan conducted a "National Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Contest" which was won by unknown 21-year-old Alexis Pederson. After reading the script Pederson turned down the role and instead it was offered to Misty Rowe, who took it. See more »

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Edited into Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989) See more »

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this is the worst movie i have ever seen.
5 August 2002 | by flowerchild5000See all my reviews

this is the worst movie i have ever seen. yes, i know that marilyn was raped but they make it so rediculous,like with a woman. i really dont think she would stoop so low.i have read up on her very much and there was no mention of that many rapes, or that close together. it seemed like everyday she got raped at least once. it is just heartbreaking to see a movie like that saying this is how it happened and it is the worst movie ever made


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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Marilyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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