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Dear Ken: How many movies did Marilyn Monroe make and how old was she when she died?  Born Norma Jeane Mortonsen, when Monroe died in 1962 she was 36. She appeared in 31 movies between 1947 and 1961. She won a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical/comedy motion picture in 1959 for her role in “Some Like It Hot.”

Dear Ken: Tell us a bit about Maggie Lawson, who plays Juliet O’Hara on “Psych.”Lawson, 30, was born in Louisville, Ky., and was working as professional actor by age 10. Her previous TV series include “Unhappily Ever After,” “Family Rules,” “Party of Five,” “It’s All Relative” and “Crumbs.” Her boyfriend is James Roday, who plays Shawn Spencer on “Psych.”

Dear Ken: What year did country music star Skeeter Davis have a hit with “The End of the World”? The Kentucky native, who died in 2004, hit four different top-10 charts with that tune in 1963. It was No. 1 on the easy listening charts, No. 2 on the country and pop charts and  No. 4 on the rhythm and blues chart.

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