Quote of the Day 012423 — Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) (b. 6/1/26 – d. 8/4/62) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era’s sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for a decade, and her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2021) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, Monroe remains a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her sixth on their list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Monroe as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. – wikipedia

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  1. ghostmmnc says:

    That was an interesting video. I still think she was murdered for whatever reason, but I sure don’t know who or what organization had it done. Sad how it all turned out.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      From her horrible beginnings to the pinnacle of success, it felt like her looks worked against her. Nobody wanted to see what was inside 😦

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  2. It was such a tragic loss and sad story of the life she experienced. She was amazingly talented an bright.❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, she was ❤

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      1. talented too! ❣️

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  3. memadtwo says:

    I agree–the good comes with the bad, and the bad with the good–it’s a package deal. (K)

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  4. I think it’s a wise quote. If you truly care about somebody you don’t only do so when they are feeling great, but you also support them when things aren’t that great.

    It seems to me Marilyn Monroe was “reduced” by many folks to be a sex symbol. Obviously, it did bring her fame, but fame doesn’t mean happiness. Based on her difficult childhood, it’s not hard to imagine she carried a lot of baggage. But nobody really seemed to be interested in that. Instead, all they saw or wanted to see was the glamor surrounding her as a Hollywood star.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, very thoughtful response. Thanks for taking the time to make it.

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  5. Sadje says:

    I don’t know much about her but I do agree that most beautiful, popular people have lots more to deal with than ordinary, average looking people.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Sadje, it has its own set of problems for sure.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Very true. My pleasure Li

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  6. Badfinger (Max) says:

    It is a great quote. I don’t believe in too many conspiracy theories but I’ll always believe she was killed.
    What made her be remembered all of these years? Yes she was drop dead gorgeous but many were that have been forgotten. As Clara Bow said about her after she died…” I never met M.M., but if I had, I would have tried very hard to help her; a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt, and bewildered.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I appreciate your thoughts on her, Max, and I can see why Clara Bow is one of your favorites. I wish she would have had a chance to help Marilyn.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Clara’s title in the 20’s was the IT Girl…she said that Marilyn was the only one that deserved that title. Any way I’m a fan of Marilyn. In my basement apartment when I was 22 I had a life size poster of Marilyn and James Dean.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Both brilliant, tortured souls (Marilyn and James.)

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  7. randydafoe says:

    Interesting clip Lisa, and it has generated a great conversation. From other things I have seen on M.M. I think it very likely she was murdered. Things seemed staged and that same M.O. has been repeated countless times.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can see where someone who is already taking mind-altering substances could “overdose” at someone else’s hand. So horrible to think of this final injustice to a beautiful soul 😦

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