This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of screen legend Marilyn Monroe and we’ve taken the opportunity to celebrate her life with a few of her most iconic movie scenes.
Marilyn Monroe made quite an impression when she started her Hollywood career in the late 1940s, but her first movie role didn’t even see her grace the big screen. She played the voice of a telephone operator in 1947’s ‘The Shocking Miss Pilgrim’.
Really the only one I remember was "Some Like it Hot" w/ Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon.
I found this story interesting about her & Ella Fitzgerald - (from Wiki)
Monroe was friends with Ella Fitzgerald and helped Ella in her career. Ella Fitzgerald later recounted,
I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt ...it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the '50s. She personally called the owner of the club, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him—and it was true, due to Marilyn's superstar status—that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman—a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.