Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Ms. Marilyn!

The fabulous Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA. Her original name was Norma Jeane Mortenson but was then baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker. She later changed her name to Monroe once she signed a film contract, then became a famous actress. She had a hard childhood and spent most of it in foster homes because her mother was hospitalized for mental illness. Monroe then got her film contact in 1946. She performed in many movies and was nominated for awards but in 1959 received a Golden Globe for Some Like It Hot.

Marilyn was married three times, yet all ended in divorce. Her first husband James Dougherty, claimed to be her true love, but she leaned on Joe DiMaggio during her hard times till the end. The Chicago White Sox player and bombshell eloped on January 14, 1954. The two had a firery relationship and divorced 274 days later. Then in 1962, after staying close to Marilyn, Joe asked her to remarry him but declined. After her death, DiMaggio claimed Marilyn’s body and arranged her funeral. For 20 years, her had a half-dozen roses delivered to her crypt three times a week. She had two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy during her three marriages, which never lead to any children for Monroe.

The final years of her life were filled with illness and personal problems. It was suggested she had a drug abuse problem. On August 5, 1962 Marilyn was found dead in her home at the age of 36. The autopsy showed she died by overdose. There were many different theories about what had happened, suicide, accidental overdoes, and murder. Some conspiracy theories involved John and Robert Kennedy (because of her alleged affairs with both), while others suggested the CIA or Mafia. It was reported that the last person Monroe called was the President. Also, his brother Robert Kennedy visited Monroe on the day that she died.

No matter if you love her or hate her, you have to agree, she is still a big pop icon to this day. There are photos and art of her all over the world and no one will ever forget about the iconic scene from the Seven Year Each where the air from a subway grating blows up her white dress. Thank you Marilyn for your old Hollywood glamour, flirty movies, and ability to ooze sex appeal still to this day, even though we are living in a ridiculous era of size negative 4 actresses. We love you and Happy Birthday to one FABULOUS female! 

Love ya girlie! XoXo

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