Blonde (2001 film)

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Written byJoyce Carol Oates
Joyce Eliason
Directed byJoyce Chopra
StarringPoppy Montgomery
Patricia Richardson
Patrick Dempsey
Kirstie Alley
Country of originUnited States
Running time240 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMay 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)

Blonde is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical film on the life of Marilyn Monroe, with Australian actress Poppy Montgomery in the lead role. The film was adapted from Joyce Carol Oates's 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name.


A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with a series of real events in her life. With glimpses into her childhood years, teenaged marriage to first husband James Dougherty, meeting with photographer Otto Ose, career with 20th Century Fox, relationship with her mother, her foster parents, Charles Chaplin Jr. (Cass), Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Eddie G), and her marriages to baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.


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