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Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe -- The Weinstein Company

Marilyn Monroe anniversary

It's been 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's death, officially ruled a suicide on Aug. 5, 1962, but there has been no shortage of devoted fans since Monroe's fateful passing. The cult icon has inspired actors, artists, musicians, imitators, impersonators, lovers and haters alike; as well as countless memorabilia, movies and songs (and some really colorful outfits on karoake nights).