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Apr 09 2015

Lifetime Presents its New Miniseries, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

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Kelli Garner as Marilyn and Susan Sarandon as Gladys. Photo by Danny Feld.

Kelli Garner as Marilyn and Susan Sarandon as Gladys. Photo by Danny Feld.ts

Lifetime once again brings to life the story of a famous deceased person with its new miniseries event, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Starring Kelli Garner as Marilyn, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon as Marilyn’s mother Gladys, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Joe DiMaggio, and Golden Globe nominee Emily Watson as Grace, the miniseries debuts Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, and continues on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

For more details, check out the official press release below.

 

 

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Miniseries Event

Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon and Kelli Garner Star

as Marilyn Monroe, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and

Golden Globe Nominee Emily Watson

Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s New York Times bestseller of the same name, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe begins with a portrait of a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely and loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, Norma Jeane blossoms into a funny, smart and ambitious woman and soon reinvents herself to become the symbol of an era. She revels in stardom, yet remains a fragile artist, desperate for the approval and protection of men. The outside world never truly sees or understands the real Marilyn, a woman so different from her public persona. 

Kelli Garner as Marilyn and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Joe. Photo by Ben Mark Holzberg.

Kelli Garner as Marilyn and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Joe. Photo by Ben Mark Holzberg.

As her fame grows, all three of her marriages crumble beneath her quite publicly, including her relationships with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller. Ultimately, Marilyn could never control her inner demons and the onslaught of mental illness inherited from her mother, Gladys – a woman she loves, hates and wants desperately to save. Although the studio told the world that Marilyn’s mother was dead, it is the great secret of Marilyn’s life that Gladys remained a vital and troubling part of her world. As Marilyn cares for her mother, her obsession with President John F. Kennedy drives her over the edge and, ultimately, into an insane asylum. Still, as Marilyn Monroe soldiers on, she gives the performance of her life, successfully hiding her darkest secrets from the world.

 

Source and photos © 2015 Lifetime Network, a division of A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Linda

Love TV, movies, and books--mostly mysteries, with a good love story thrown in every now and then. I have four adopted dogs who I adore. I love trying new recipes, and enjoy eating what I make. English language perfectionist. Reading in bed, Italian food, warm weather, the beach, all types of games = favs!
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Linda

Love TV, movies, and books--mostly mysteries, with a good love story thrown in every now and then. I have four adopted dogs who I adore. I love trying new recipes, and enjoy eating what I make. English language perfectionist. Reading in bed, Italian food, warm weather, the beach, all types of games = favs!

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