"My Week with Marilyn" opens in theaters today. Here’s her famed acting teacher, Lee Strasberg’s, heartfelt eulogy. Also check out our recent interview with Michelle Williams. 

Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of  what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire  world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words  to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe.  We gathered here today knew only Marilyn — a warm human being,  impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for  life and reaching out for fulfillment.

Newsweek August 20, 1962

"My Week with Marilyn" opens in theaters today. Here’s her famed acting teacher, Lee Strasberg’s, heartfelt eulogy. Also check out our recent interview with Michelle Williams.

Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine. But I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. We gathered here today knew only Marilyn — a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment.

Newsweek August 20, 1962



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