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She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Baker. As the identity of her father is undetermined, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Gladys had been a film cutter at RKO studios, but psychological problems prevented her from keeping the job and she was eventually committed to a mental institution.
Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages until 1937, when she moved in with family friend Grace McKee Goddard. Unfortunately, when Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942, the couple couldn't afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them. Norma Jeane had two options: return to the orphanage or get married.
On June 19, 1942 she wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months. "She was a sweet, generous and religious girl," Jimmy said. "She liked to be cuddled." By all accounts Norma Jeane loved Jimmy, and they were happy together until he joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944.
Unfortunately, Marilyn's fame and sexual image became a theme that haunted their marriage. Nine months later on October 27, 1954, Marilyn and Joe divorced. They attributed the split to a "conflict of careers," and remained close friends.
On June 29, 1956, Marilyn wed playwright Arthur Miller. The couple met through Lee Strasberg, and friends reported she made him "giddy."
Sadly, in a shocking turn of events on the early morning of August 5, 1962, 36-year-old Marilyn died in her sleep at her Brentwood, California home. The world was stunned. Marilyn's vibrant spirit and beauty made it impossible to believe she was gone. On August 8, 1962, Marilyn's body was laid to rest in the Corridor of Memories, #24, at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
The barbiturates are nonselective central nervous system depressants which are primarily used as sedative hypnotics and also anticonvulsants in subhypnotic doses.
Chloral hydrate is a sedative and hypnotic drug as well as a chemical reagent and precursor.
Famous ladies man Richard Burton cheated on his first wife with Hollywood sex icon Marilyn Monroe, according to startling revelations in a new biography of the film legend.
That same year Marilyn became involved in a highly publicized, but short-lived affair with Frank Sinatra.
According to friends of Marilyn, a relationship developed between Marilyn and the two Kennedy brothers. She was believed to have had separate affairs with the two men simultaneously. Her relationships with Robert and John, unknown to the public, became the talk of Hollywood. Marilyn was often seen dancing or in intimate conversation at private parties with Bobby or John. According to her closest friends, her heart belonged to the elder brother, John.
The Crime Scene
Nembutal capsules, when digested, leave a yellow dye discoloration on the lining of the intestine. There was no such discoloration inside Monroe. There was no evidence that partially or undissolved capsules even existed in her digestive tract.
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Why did the coroner fail to test her lower intestine for the tell-tale dye marks? If there was no liquid to swallow the pills, why didn’t the coroner’s office look at other methods of introduction, such as an injection or colonically? Why did the "official" death certificate list the cause of death as "Probable Suicide," with the former word penciled in?
Allegedly, Monroe felt that Bobby was a better lover than his brother. She also fell in love with Bobby and believed he would divorce his wife for her. There were rumors that Monroe kept a diary of her late-night pillow talk with Bobby Kennedy -- a diary that supposedly contained detailed conversations about several top-secret political matters.
As the U.S. attorney general, one of Bobby Kennedy’s objectives was to crack down on Mafia-controlled unions and their leaders, most specifically AFL-CIO head Jimmy Hoffa. The union leader was supposedly tipped off that Kennedy had been sleeping with Monroe. Hoffa wanted to get the goods on the president’s pesky little brother so he allegedly wire-tapped Monroe’s home, to record the couple’s most intimate moments. When Bobby Kennedy’s handlers found out about Hoffa’s nefarious activities, they decided he had to dump Monroe, which he did.
What was Marilyn to do? According to one of her former lovers and friend, Robert Slatzer, she scheduled a press conference for Monday, Aug. 7, 1962. Monroe was planning to spill the beans on the Kennedy boys. She also made an appointment to meet with her attorney right before the press conference because she intended to revise her will.
Reportedly, Robert Kennedy was in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, the day Monroe died. His staff, however, claimed he was in San Francisco for the entire day and could not have been in Brentwood to kill Monroe.
Originally posted by grey580
she died at home?
I thought she died on a boat or drowned... I'm pretty sure about that.
Did someone change the timeline on me?
Wood drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California in late 1981. Her final film, the science fiction drama Brainstorm (1983) with Christopher Walken, was released posthumously.