Death of Marilyn Monroe

June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962
Los Angeles, California | Age 36

Blond bombshell found dead in Los Angeles home
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Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital.

Thirty-six years later, on August 5, 1962, her housekeeper found her dead body, nude and lying face down on her bed, apparently the victim of an overdose of sedatives. She made only 30 films in her lifetime, but her legendary status and mysticism will remain with film history forever.

Abandoned by her father, she grew up in poverty...

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