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nzmermaid
OK, this is easy and most people can get to five or less degrees to Marilyn, as in you met someone that met her, or they met someone that met with her/worked with her. For someone of her fame and stature any connection is ok, as in just a meeting, not necessarily worked with etc.,

OK, Alanma has us all beat here in one degree

But, for example I can do this in about three degrees (surprisingly!). My hubby is a guitar player, has been for a long time and he played behind Earth Kitt when she visited NZ in the 80s. She met Marilyn



Maybe you know someone who knows someone from the movie business . . . . . ? its actually amazing easy to do, but it take some thinking about. Give it a go!

I can actually do this twice because my hubby went out with a woman, who is an actress, who worked with Mickey Rooney in a film that was made here in New Zealand (Black Beauty - filmed in the 80's I think). So that is 4 degress.

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So its a good start if you think about who you know in music or movies . . . . wanna try?

Meikkuli
So can I just say for example that I met James Haspiel who knew Mm and that's - two degrees smile1.gif


And I don't think I've ever seen that Eartha Kitt and MM pic before!!! clapping.gif
nzmermaid
Yay! its that easy! jumpymm.gif Its like, say, you have met Michelle Morgan, then you have a two or three degree association, as she has met heaps of people who met Marilyn.

(I forgot I started this topics tongue.gif )
Blonde 007
Grace Kelly is my cousin. Grace starred in "Mogambo" with Clark Gable (he also escorted her to the Academy Awards as she had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for same film. Clark Gable starred in The Misfits with...

MARILYN MONROE!

So am i two or three degrees? That was fun - i wasn't sure how it would work, actually, then smacked my head and thought, "Hello! Mogambo!" misfitspaddle_153.gif doh.gif
californiadude
Does it have to be physical contact? laugh.gif I've received emails from James Dougherty, who was married to... who would have thought it, Marilyn Monroe! So, is that two degrees or three?

I've tried looking at who Julie Newmar worked with, maybe she could connect with Marilyn some how?
princesshapnick
I once met Chris Lemmon, the son of Jack Lemmon, who starred with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. Does that count? unsure.gif
nzmermaid
Yes! they all work :smile:

Blonde007, definitely, that's just three degrees clapping.gif (Cool cousin!!)

Chris Lemmon, wow! that's just three degrees too! clapping.gif

And Julie Newmar was sure to work with someone who worked with Marilyn as she was pretty much a contemporary.

Not sure about the emails thing, but any brief encounter works clapping.gif

I used imdb.com to look up Julie Newmar, there is this neat facility when you can search for someone's name alongside someone else's name.

Anyway, Julie Newmar appeared on the Phil Silvers show, so there you have it just three degrees again, as Phil Silvers acted in SGTG, so definitely met Marilyn!
Meikkuli
QUOTE(Blonde 007 @ Jan 27 2008, 04:36 AM) *
Grace Kelly is my cousin.


Whoa!!! Really? ohmy.gif That's awesome! thumbup.gif
Paju
QUOTE(Meikkuli @ Jan 25 2008, 11:24 PM) *
So can I just say for example that I met James Haspiel who knew Mm and that's - two degrees smile1.gif
And I don't think I've ever seen that Eartha Kitt and MM pic before!!! clapping.gif

So for me...
I know Merja, who met James Haspiel, who knew MM laughing.gif
nzmermaid
Definitely jumpymm.gif 3 degrees Paju
californiadude
QUOTE(nzmermaid @ Jan 28 2008, 07:43 AM) *
Anyway, Julie Newmar appeared on the Phil Silvers show, so there you have it just three degrees again, as Phil Silvers acted in SGTG, so definitely met Marilyn!


jumpymm.gif Awesome!
nzmermaid
Whoops, just realised my pic up the top of Marilyn and Roddy McDowell I am referring to as being her and Mickey Rooney. And now I can't find my pic of her with Mickey Rooney, oh well, sorry for my mistake, got the two mixed up momentarily for some reason.
TheDuke
I have two.

I met Jimmy Haspiel who knew Marilyn.

I'm friends with Alan (if I can be very presumptuous) who worked with Marilyn on Prince and the Showgirl.

LuvBabyJane
Thanks to Michelle Morgan I am friends with Bill Pursel who dated NJ/MM during the late 1940's. Bill and his wife are such lovely people and it has been an honour for me to get to know them....and it's such a thrill to chat with someone who once dated Marilyn!
the.mmmm.girl
I met Helena Sorell, MMīs first acting coach-thatīs two degrees!
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