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In this March 1953 publicity photo provided by Running Press, Marilyn Monroe receives an award from Photoplay magazine at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is named “Fastest Rising Star of 1952,” and her choice of attire overshadows the event. The entire gown was made from “one complete circle of fabric.” (AP Photo/Courtesy Running Press)

Marilyn Monroe: A life in pictures

August 5th marked the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death at the tender age of 36--here we take a look back at some memorable moments in the iconic star's life.