Marilyn Monroe: A life in pictures

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In this undated publicity photo courtesy Running Press, Marilyn Monroe is shown wearing a knife-pleated gold lamé gown made from “one complete circle of fabric.” She wore this dress in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Monroe passed away a half-century ago this week, a murky death that remains one of Hollywood's most tantalizing mysteries. But look around: Her legend lives on, more vibrantly than ever. In a twist she surely would have appreciated, this 1950's bombshell has become a 21st-century pop culture phenom. (AP Photo/Courtesy Running Press)

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August 5th marked the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death at the tender age of 36--here we take a look back at some memorable moments in the iconic star's life.

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