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Today marks 51 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Here, Life.com presents color photos of the movie legend at her Hollywood home in 1953, when she was just 26 years old.
(Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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life:

Today marks 51 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe.

Here, Life.com presents color photos of the movie legend at her Hollywood home in 1953, when she was just 26 years old.

(Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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