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Sixty years ago today, Marilyn Monroe wed Joe DiMaggio. Fast-forward nine months, and a distraught Monroe announced their divorce. LIFE noted, “Even for Hollywood…the ending seemed abrupt.”

(Photo: George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe: Rare Photos of an Up-and-Coming Star, 1952

It’s a scene straight out of a movie — but in this case, it’s nothing less than a pivotal moment in a real-life Hollywood legend’s life. Clad in a show-stopping velvet dress and fur stole, a young Marilyn Monroe glides across the floor of the Club Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., in January 1952. The starlet is there to pick up an award, the “Henrietta” for Best Young Box Office Personality from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that bestows the Golden Globes).

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(Photos by Loomis Dean — TIME & Life / Getty Images)

November 12, 1929: Grace Kelly is born.

Today would have been the birthday of Hollywood’s princess, Grace Kelly. Pictured above, the actress appeared on the January 31, 1955 issue of TIME under headline, Gentleman prefer ladies.”

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