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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 1 win & 11 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
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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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The world knew her name. No one knew her secrets. See more »

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Biography

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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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A Failure Except For A Single Supporting Performance
31 May 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

This is a rather shoddy production that at times seems outright exploitation. Kelli Garner is not much of an actress, looks nothing like Monroe, and does a terrible imitation of her iconic voice. Susan Sarandon is surprisingly bad in the role of her mentally ill mother and it's some of the worst work she has ever done. The other actors do what is required of them and while this is all interesting at times, overall it isn't very enlightening. The standout in all of this is Emily Watson as Marilyn's aunt. As is often the case, Watson rises above a travesty and walks out of the ruins with her head held high. Wells she might for she not only gives a superb performance but brings a touch of real class to the proceedings. She gives her part a depth and humanity that's absent in the other characters that populate this film. For her moving and beautiful portrayal alone this lackluster mess is awarded 6 additional stars to the 2 it deserves on its own merits.


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