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Today’s Birthday: Marilyn Monroe (1926)


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Marilyn Monroe (1926)

Monroe was an American actress, world-famous sex symbol, and cultural icon. The onetime model made her screen debut in 1948 and was at first patronized by critics, but she studied acting and eventually won more challenging roles. Her private life, including her marriages to baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, has been subject to intense scrutiny, and her death from a barbiturate overdose at age 36 only increased her mystique. Why was her childhood particularly tumultuous? More… Discuss

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this day in the yesteryear: Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio (1954)


English: Crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood V...

English: Crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio (1954)

Marilyn Monroe married baseball star Joe DiMaggio after a courtship that captivated America. Their marriage lasted just nine months, collapsing amid reports of DiMaggio’s growing possessiveness. Monroe then wed playwright Arthur Miller, but after divorcing him in 1961, she became close again with DiMaggio. When Monroe was found dead in August 1962, it was DiMaggio who made the funeral arrangements. For the next 20 years, what did DiMaggio have delivered regularly to Monroe’s crypt? More… Discuss

Today In History: Happy Birthday Mr. President (1962)-Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” (1962)

In 1962, US President John F. Kennedy‘s birthday was celebrated with a lavish party at Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the event, Monroe took the stage and delivered a sultry version of “Happy Birthday,” substituting “Mr. President” for Kennedy’s name, a gesture that has served to fuel the persistent rumors that she and Kennedy had engaged in an affair. The performance was one of Monroe’s last major public appearances. What did Kennedy say about the song during the party? More… Discuss