Marilyn Monroe: The Biography

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 698 pages
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The ultimate biography of Marilyn Monroe, a rich tapestry filled with astonishing revelations and never-before-seen photographs. At once scrupulously accurate and compulsively readable, this provocative portrait reveals the truth and dispels many of the myths concerning the most celebrated women of this century. Will be the basis of a film from 20th-Century Fox.

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User Review  - MaryEvelynLS - LibraryThing

Believe me when I say that I have read LOTS of books on Marilyn Monroe and so it is with this knowledge that I say, if one is going to read a book about MM this one tends to stick to documented facts ... Read full review

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User Review  - markbstephenson - LibraryThing

This well-done bio convinced me that doctor error was involved in this iconic star's early demise. Will a similar story surface about Michael Jackson? Time will tell- I hope. Read full review


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Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, Catholic theologian and former monk. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities. A native of New Rochelle, New York, Spoto graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1959 and received his B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. Donald Spoto taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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