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She's one of the most powerful women in music, but the San Remo turned down her co-op application, despite having housed other glamorous and sometimes controversial entertainers such as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Hedy Lamarr.

Madonna was also rejected from the Dakota building, where John Lennon and other show-business names have lived.

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