Celebrity Challenge: Marilyn Monroe


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Goodbye, Norma Jean -- and hello trivia domination! Test your knowledge on the woman who is arguably Hollywood's hottest icon: Marilyn Monroe.

In 1955, Marilyn Monroe joined what famous acting school, currently helmed by James Lipton?

In 1955, Marilyn was brought to the Actor's Studio, where she studied Augstin Stanislavsky's method technique of acting.


What 1957 film cast the unlikely duo of Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier?

"The Prince and the Showgirl" found Marilyn acting opposite the acclaimed actor.


The nude photo of Marilyn Monroe entitled "Golden Dreams" was first nationally published in the inaugural issue of what men's magazine?

A young Hugh Hefner used the photo of Marilyn, taken in 1949, as a sure bet to sell copies of his new magazine, called Playboy.


When Marilyn turned down the starring role in the 1964 comedy "Goodbye Charlie," which actress memorably stepped in?

Debbie Reynolds made a great role out of her star turn in "Goodbye Charlie," a movie about a gangster who returns as a woman, a part that Marilyn Monroe turned down.


Which of Marilyn Monroe's husbands was investigated for suspicion of communist sympathies by the House Un-American Activities Committee?

Monroe's playwright husband Arthur Miller was investigated for his alleged ties to communists. He later portrayed the HUAC's communist witch hunt in the play, "The Crucible."


Which member of the Rat Pack is said to be the last person Marilyn Monroe spoke to before her death?

Rat Pack member Peter Lawford is supposedly the last person Marilyn called in a telephoning frenzy on the night she died of a drug overdose in August 1962.


The final film in which Marilyn Monroe appears is:

"Something's Got To Give" was Monroe's final film. She was fired during filming of this unfinished movie and died months later.


Marilyn Monroe was named the queen of what festival in 1947?

In 1947, Marilyn Monroe, then Norma Jean Baker, was crowned the inaugural Artichoke Queen at the 1947 Artichoke Festival in Castroville, Calif.


On which Beatles album cover does Marilyn Monroe appear?

Marilyn appears on the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album cover, along with the likes of Marlon Brando and Mae West.


What transvestite duo did Marilyn Monroe star with in the film, "Some Like It Hot"?

Marilyn starred with the cross-dressing Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot."


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