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Monroe, Marilyn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMonroe, MarilynMarilyn MonroeMonroe, Mar‧i‧lyn /ˈmærəlɪn/ 🔊 🔊 (1926–62) a US film actress and singer, whose real name was Norma Jean Baker. People still think of her as the most typical example of a sex symbol (=someone who represents society’s idea of what is sexually attractive). Although she was famous and successful, she was a very unhappy woman and she died after taking too many sleeping pills. She is also known for having had a sexual relationship with the US president, J.F. Kennedy. Her films include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like it Hot (1959).
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