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Bert Stern dies at 83; made iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe
Bert Stern dies at 83; made iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe

When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He was right. Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an apparent barbiturate overdose and Stern had more than 2,500 sexy, sweet, sad images that would constitute his best-known legacy. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Bert Stern obituary: In the June 29 LATExtra section, the obituary on photographer Bert Stern, known for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, said he directed “Jazz on a Summer’s Day,” a documentary about the Newport Jazz Festival. He co-directed it, with Aram...

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