Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop

The 20th Century Fox romantic comedy Bus Stop opened on this date in 1956. Starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, the movie was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Motion Picture and Marilyn Monroe was nominated as Best Actress. Considered her first dramatic role, Miss Monroe's critically acclaimed performance made the film a box office success.

After the success of Bus Stop, Monroe would go on to star in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Misfits (1961). The Misfits was her last completed film before her death on August 5, 1962.

She is considered a major icon in American pop culture.

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