Elton John wrote the song “Candle in the Wind” about what actress? – 2017

Elton John wrote the song “Candle in the Wind” about what actress?

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Marilyn Monroe




Answer: “Candle in the Wind” is a song with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. The lyrics of the song are a sympathetic portrayal of the life of Marilyn Monroe. (The song’s opening line “Goodbye Norma Jean” refers to Monroe’s real name.)




Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Wikipedia
Born: 1 June 1926, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 5 August 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.66 m
Autobiography: My Story

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