Golden Globe awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for excellence in film and television. Some 90 members of the HFPA, who maintain a permanent, primary residence in Southern California, vote for outstanding achievement in acting and directing of both dramas and comedies The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures award is also given out each year.The awards were first given out in 1944, and they have come to be considered a harbinger of Oscar winners.
In 1959 she scored the biggest hit of her career starring alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder's comedy "Some Like It Hot". Her behavior on the set was famously difficult. After shooting finished, Wilder publicly blasted Monroe. Soon, however, Wilder's attitude softened, and he hailed her a great comedienne. Some Like It Hot is consistently rated as one of the best films ever made. Monroe's performance as the sweet and sensitive Sugar Kane earned her a Golden Globe for best actress in musical or comedy.
Gets "World's Film Favorite" award.
Actress Marilyn Monroe show her elation after being named "World Film
Favorite" by the Foreign Press Association at their 19th Annual Award
presentation in Hollywood March 5th. Actor Rock Hudson, who made the
presentaiton, shared the late Monroe's enthusiasm. Actor Charlton
Heston was also named as a world favorite.
On June 1, 1962 Monroe, Martin and Wally Cox shot a scene in the courtyard set. The day marked Monroe's 36th birthday, though the studio didn't even buy a cake. Monroe's stand-in, Evelyn Moriarty, bought a seven dollar sheet cake at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market. A studio illustrator drew a card of a cartoon of a nude Monroe holding a towel. It read, "Happy Birthday Suit". The cast and crew signed it. The cast attempted to celebrate when Marilyn arrived; however Cukor blew up and insisted they wait until 6pm because, "he wanted to get a full days work out of her." It would be Monroe's last day on the set. She left the party with co-star Wally Cox. She borrowed the fur trimmed suit she had worn while filming that day because she was to attend a Muscular Dystrophy fund raiser at Dodger Stadium that evening with Joe Dimaggio.
Liz Taylor was give a huge birthday party on the set of Cleopatra (like over $6,000 for just her party) , the cast and some of the crew pitched in money to buy Marilyn a small birthday cake, and the studio sent over coffee, which after her death they charged to her estate. Also the director made the cast and crew hide the cake untill Marilyn had completed a full days work.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President is a variant on the traditional Happy Birthday to You song. This version was originally sung by Marilyn Monroe to then-President of the United States John F. Kennedy.
President Kennedy celebrated his forty-fifth birthday on May 19, 1962 at Madison Square Garden. Over 15,000 people attended along with numerous celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe. Monroe's dress was noted for being flesh colored with 2500 rhinestones sewn into it. The dress was so tight-fitting that Monroe had to be literally sewn into it once she had dressed. It was designed by Jean Louis.
Peter Lawford was at the event that night to introduce Marilyn. He made fun of Monroe's lateness by giving her an obviously long introduction (and she did not go on stage). She finally came on stage in the middle of another attempt to introduce her and Lawford introduced her as the "late Marilyn Monroe."
Monroe's daring delivery, her racy dress, and her general image as a sex symbol made the President's response humorous when he said, "I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way."
The song and Monroe's performance have been remembered for numerous reasons. First, it was one of her last major public appearances (Monroe died August 5, 1962). In addition, there are persistent rumors that President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had had an affair, giving Monroe's performance another layer of meaning. Monroe's dress has become famous as a symbol of the song, selling in 1999 at auction in New York for over US$1.26 million.
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