A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
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Series cast summary:
...  The Baseball Player 2 episodes, 2001
...  Otto Ose 2 episodes, 2001
Niklaus Lange ...  Bucky Glazer 2 episodes, 2001
...  Mr. R 2 episodes, 2001
...  Eddie G 2 episodes, 2001
...  Young Norma Jean 2 episodes, 2001
...  Della Monroe 2 episodes, 2001
...  Elsie 2 episodes, 2001
Tony Harvey ...  Mr. Pearce 2 episodes, 2001
...  Dr. Mittelstadt 2 episodes, 2001
John Lee ...  Director J. 2 episodes, 2001
Matthew O'Sullivan ...  Lee Strasberg 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew Clarke ...  Laurence Olivier 2 episodes, 2001
Warwick Rimmer ...  Agent 2 episodes, 2001
...  Warren 2 episodes, 2001
...  Fleece 2 episodes, 2001
Don Halbert ...  Max Lurie 2 episodes, 2001
Robin Cuming ...  Director B. 2 episodes, 2001
Gary Lantzsch ...  Mr. Haring 2 episodes, 2001
Michael Carman ...  Director H. 2 episodes, 2001
Colin MacPherson ...  Whitey 2 episodes, 2001
...  Porn Dealer 2 episodes, 2001
Jennifer Congram ...  Yvet 2 episodes, 2001
Lisa Heenan ...  Mrs. Mount 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Neal ...  Mr. Mount 2 episodes, 2001
Mark Mitchell ...  Texas Oilman 2 episodes, 2001
Alan Lock ...  Doctor Bob 2 episodes, 2001
Craig McDonald ...  Casting Director 2 episodes, 2001
Bruce Hughes ...  Clark Gable 2 episodes, 2001
...  Drama Teacher 2 episodes, 2001
Marita Wilcox ...  Bess Glazer 2 episodes, 2001
...  Officer 2 episodes, 2001
Angela Stapleton ...  Delivery Nurse 2 episodes, 2001
Erik Donnison ...  Gynecologist 2 episodes, 2001
Greg Parker ...  Doctor Bender 2 episodes, 2001
Soula Alexander ...  Dee Dee 2 episodes, 2001
Hamish Hughes ...  Louis Calhern 2 episodes, 2001
...  Neighbor Woman 2 episodes, 2001
Megan Will ...  Pier Little Girl 2 episodes, 2001
James Bridekirk ...  British Reporter 2 episodes, 2001
...  Actor at White Party 2 episodes, 2001
Phillip Lowe ...  Buddy 1 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Morgan ...  Buddy 2 2 episodes, 2001
Renee Henderson ...  Jane Russell 2 episodes, 2001
Vonnie Pilgrim ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 2001
Kim Knuckey ...  Rastaurant Owner 2 episodes, 2001
Jim Daly ...  Plane Supervisor 2 episodes, 2001
Constance Lansberg ...  Sanitarium Nurse 2 episodes, 2001
Keir Saltmarsh ...  Radio Reporter 2 episodes, 2001
...  Actor 2 episodes, 2001
...  Assistant to Director J. 2 episodes, 2001
Lew Luton ...  Doctor #2 2 episodes, 2001
Simone Oliver ...  Fair Princess 2 episodes, 2001
Stuart Halusz ...  Dark Prince 2 episodes, 2001
Bev Killick ...  Ladies Room Attendant 2 episodes, 2001
Chris Fortuna ...  Guy in the Liberty 2 episodes, 2001
Mark Guerin ...  Director HH 2 episodes, 2001
...  Assistant #2 2 episodes, 2001
Roxanne Baker ...  Little Girl 2 episodes, 2001
Craig Blumeris ...  Man 2 episodes, 2001
...  Boy who tries to kiss NJ 2 episodes, 2001
...  Press 2 episodes, 2001
...  Cass 2 episodes, 2001
Liza Dennis ...  Marylin's wardrobe assistant 2 episodes, 2001
...  The Playwright 2 episodes, 2001
...  Paula Strasburg 2 episodes, 2001
...  Marilyn Monroe / ... 2 episodes, 2001
...  Gladys Baker 2 episodes, 2001
...  I.E. Shinn 2 episodes, 2001
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life: childhood years, first marriage to James Dougherty, meeting with the photographer Otto Ose, career with XX Century Fox, relationship with her mother, foster parents, life wasters Charles Chaplin Jr. (Cass) and Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Eddie G), baseball player Joe DiMaggio, playwright Arthur Miller and many other people. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Imagine if Marilyn Monroe could tell you her secrets... tonight she will.

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The dress worn by Poppy Montgomery in the 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' scene is the same replica dress worn by Madonna in her Marilyn inspired 'Material Girl' video. See more »

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Norma Jean Baker: I'm the President's personal wind-up sex toy.
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References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Should have been on HBO or Showtime! See it For Poppy Montgomery!
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm a BIG Marilyn Monroe fan! So When Joyce Carol Oates' book Blonde came out I thought that it was something very special! It truly was an amazing book, that not every writer working today can write. Joyce Carol Oates did a great job, even if it was or wasn't what Marilyn/Norma Jean really was thinking.

However this mini-series (even though it is 4 hours long) it very watered down and due to the fact that it is on CBS and a lot of the graphic content in the book, which was very effective, would never air on CBS. I truly believe that "Blonde" would have been MUCH better had it aired on HBO or Showtime. I don't mean they should have turned it into softcore porn, but as someone before said "This is a G rated version of a R rated life". It just was not as effective as the book.

The only thing the mini-series had going for it was Poppy Montgomery, who I think should have gotten an Emmy for her work as Marilyn/Norma Jean! No other actress has done Marilyn as much justice as Poppy did and it is a real shame that she didn't have better material to work with, but she does her very best! The rest of the cast gives good performances.

I really hope this gets released on DVD soon!!!!!!

Overall, the book was better, but it is still worth a watch for Poppy's AMAZING performance as Marilyn!!!


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