People, Feb. 29, 1960

Playwright Arthur Miller, husband of Cinemorsel Marilyn (Some Like It Hot) Monroe, wished aloud that the public would pay more attention to her lines and less to her curves. Said he: "She would not have lasted so long except for her genuine acting ability." As a case in point, he referred to Marilyn's forthcoming stardom in a Nevada-made movie titled The Misfit, written especially for her by Playwright Miller. "When this film is finished, everyone will recognize my wife's ability."

Doing a six-month stretch in Tennessee's Davidson County workhouse on an inciting-to-riot rap, Yankee...

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