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|Biography - Anna Nicole Smith|
Actor: Anna Nicole Smith
Genres: Television, Documentary
Profile of the ex-stripper and blonde bombshell who was only 26 when she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. When Marshall died, Anna Nicole sued his family for half of his $1.6-billion estate - a suit that ... more »
An Exciting but Brief Life
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 01/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have almost no idea why Lindsay Lohan, Katie Holmes, and Paris Hilton are famous and always in front of the cameras. I know much more about Anna Nicole Smith, but for people who haven't this will be quite informative.
This work uses her marriage to an 80 year-old as its focal point. In fact, it doesn't speak about her childhood until 10 minutes in. In all these facts about her topsy-turvy life, I kept thinking, "Now who's caring for her son during all this!" However, he was often in photos, so maybe he saw firsthand all the drama. I learned stuff. I knew Anna Nicole worshipped Marilyn Monroe, but I never knew her name too was different on her birth certificate. I'm not surprised, but this confirmed that her upstairs was surgeon-created. I think the work only hinted at her same-sex attractions and other sources say more fervently that she was bisexual.
Like many a documentary, this interviewed both everyday acquaintances and media experts. Still, I felt like the media experts were just people who are up on the tabloids too. I think many of them could yak about Ms. Smith like they could about any celebrity. I know a lot of folk can't stand Perez Hilton, but I think he's a hot oso cubano. Here, his hair is a natural color, rather than blue or purple. Still, he has this nasty shave marks in his eyebrow like Vanilla Ice. I don't know why he went there. Of course, his comments were the liveliest and most memorable in the documentary, but again, I hardly doubt he's an Anna expert.
The narrator who speaks about Anna's last child is different from the one who speaks about her death. Like the documentary on Strom Thurmond, I think A&E tacked on an epilogue after Ms. Smith passed away. I don't even recall them saying Larry Birkhead was proved to be the child's father."