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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe 

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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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
Susan Sarandon ...  Gladys Mortenson 2 episodes, 2015
Kelli Garner ...  Marilyn Monroe 2 episodes, 2015
Embeth Davidtz ...  Natasha Lytess 2 episodes, 2015
Jack Noseworthy ...  Alan DeShields 2 episodes, 2015
Eva Amurri Martino ...  Young Gladys 2 episodes, 2015
Stephen Bogaert ...  Arthur Miller 2 episodes, 2015
Giacomo Gianniotti ...  Jimmy Dougherty 2 episodes, 2015
Peter MacNeill ...  Joseph M. Schenck 2 episodes, 2015
Barry Flatman ...  Darryl F. Zanuck 2 episodes, 2015
Matthew Bennett ...  Allan 'Whitey' Snyder 2 episodes, 2015
Tony Nardi ...  Johnny Hyde 2 episodes, 2015
Tamara Hickey ...  Patricia Kennedy Lawford 2 episodes, 2015
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...  Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2015
Emily Watson ...  Grace McKee 2 episodes, 2015
Neil Crone ...  Ben Lyon 2 episodes, 2015
Ella Allan ...  Norma Jeane 2 episodes, 2015
Mia Allan ...  Norma Jeane 2 episodes, 2015
Jeff Kassel ...  Dr. Ennis 2 episodes, 2015
Daryn Pancer Daryn Pancer ...  Teen Date 2 episodes, 2015
Vickie Papavs ...  Mrs. Murray 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Tufford Kennedy ...  Joseph L. Mankiewicz 2 episodes, 2015


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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Release Date:

30 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The third film in which Ava Amurri Martino portrayed a young Susan Sarandon. She portrayed a younger version of her in Dead Man Walking (1995), and That's My Boy (2012). See more »

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I found Kelly's role entertaining
11 May 2017 | by JohnghlSee all my reviews

I was glad that when plot involving the mental side of Marilyn the movie didn't include any wield scenes about mental hospitals. Some trivia about mental hospitals. Most of or even possibly all of the people admitted to a mental hospital smoke cigarettes. That to me should be a near secondary concern next to other health issues cigarettes have on the body but is ignored mostly by all the worldly public. Most mental people on a day to day basis cope with being there almost as well as any student in a regular school so on that level it's difficult to tell the difference between whatever intense crazy and normal. Mental drugs vary from intense effect with the thought of how did they ever get legal to others with very little or no effect all. A very popular approved mental drug with no effect is paliperidone, the most being a feeling of a gentler emotion, gentler more so with the injection style compared to the pill style and it costs $1800 to $2900 for a 90 day supply. Enough of that. I have the Marilyn movie on DVD transferred to PC hard drive. The first time I watched it non stop from beginning to end and I've sorta watched the beginning for a second time. The movie is entertaining and Kelly does a good job being Marilyn, her voice being very likable. Susan does a good good as her mother and she is a very believable mental patient. One goes away from the movie with a much greater understanding of Marilyn's private life. I'm glad I have the movie memory.

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