The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

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Original run: 30 May 2015 – 31 May 2015

Country of origin: US

Genre: Drama

Network: Lifetime US

Watched by: 522 of 662 719 0.08%

Total running time: 2 hours 48 minutes

Episode duration: 84 minutes

IMDB rating: 6.9 of 10 1 483 rating: 6.7 of 10 686

MyShows rating: 3.93 of 5 187


Based on The New York Times best-seller, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe begins with the young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely, loveless existence with an absent and mentally ill mother. She ultimately reinvents herself as the sex symbol of an era. A fragile artist, she is very different from the larger-than-life image she portrayed. The great secret of Marilyn's life is that her mother, Gladys, remained a vital -- and troubling -- part of her world. Her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller collapse in part due to her own inner demons and the onslaught of her mother's illness. As Marilyn cares for her mother, her obsession with President John F. Kennedy leads to a breakdown and hospitalization. Still, she gives the performance of her life as Marilyn Monroe.

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