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Marilyn Monroe honored 50 years after death

Fans of Marilyn Monroe flocked to the Hollywood icon's gravesite Sunday, the 50th anniversary of her death.

In the decades since her death, Monroe is still one of the most chronicled in books, movies and fashion. Her raspy voice and curvaceous figure live on.

Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortenson, started her career as a model and shot to stardom when she entered the acting world. She is best known for her roles in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Some Like It Hot."

Monroe died of an overdose in her Brentwood home. She was just 36 years old. Fans say the quintessential American sex symbol will continue to be a muse for glamour and fashion in generations to come.

“She is as iconic and celebrated as she was 50 years ago,” said Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped create the mythic Monroe by making her the first Playmate of the Month centerfold. “Her fame is undying.”