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Marilyn Monroe

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She died of a drug overdose in 1962.
  • Film Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1926–1962)

Jean Harlow

American actress Jean Harlow rose to fame as a sex symbol and starred in several films with Clark Gable in the 1930s before her untimely death at age 26.
  • Film Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1911–1937)

Lana Turner

Lana Turner was a film actress and sex symbol who was "discovered" while drinking soda at a diner counter. She made over 50 films and was married seven times.
  • Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1921–1995)

Bette Davis

Bette Davis is remembered as one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger-than-life persona and for her nearly 100 film appearances.
  • Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1908–1989)

Natalie Wood

Actress Natalie Wood starred in the films Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean and in West Side Story as Maria. She drowned during a boating trip in 1981.
  • Film Actress
  • (1938–1981)

Betty Grable

Betty Grable was a musical film star and popular pin up model, after starting as a chorus-line dancer in the 1930's.
  • Film Actress,
  • Pin-up
  • (1916–1973)

Quote of the Week: ‘The Shining’

Thirty-five years ago this week Stanley Kubrick’s psycho-horror masterpiece "The Shining" premiered — and has scared the bejesus out of us ever since. The film, starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance and Shelley Duvall as his wife Wendy, gave us one of the most memorable lines in movie history.

B.B. King on Gratitude

When he was 85, B.B. King spoke to Todd Aaron Jensen, author of the book "On Gratitude," about everything he was thankful for in his life from his guitar Lucille to the kindness of strangers. With yesterday's passing of the blues legend, we take a look back at B.B. King in his own words.

Quote of the Week: Stephen Colbert

Happy Birthday and “Tip of the Hat” to comedian Stephen Colbert who contributed the proceeds from the auction sale of his ‘Colbert Report’ set to teachers in his home state of South Carolina.
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