Norma Jean Baker, born on June 1st, 1926 Was born in LA. Her early childhood was very rough, her mother was often in an asylum. During that time, she has pushed around to 12 different foster parents and spent some time in the Orphanage, while there she was raped. Despite it being an awful beginning, this was one of her most stable times in life.
Norma married her first husband in 1942. They met in a Factory making airplanes. By the end of WWII, they had gotten a divorce. She became a popular photographer’s model and in 1946 signed a short-term contract with Twentieth Century-Fox, taking as her screen name Marilyn Monroe. After a few brief appearances in movies made by the Fox and Columbia studios, she was again unemployed, and she returned to modeling for photographers.
During the early 50s, Marilyn started getting small uncredited roles, but with every role, her fame started getting bigger and bigger. Eventually, In 1954 she married baseball star Joe DiMaggio, she ended their marriage less than a year later and she began to grow discontented with her career. She went and studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York City, and in 1955-1956, she began to emerge as a talented comedian. In 1956 she married Arther Miller, and was in her last filmThe Misfits, Arther Miller wrote it specifically for Marilyn to be the lead, but midway through production, they got a divorce, in 1961.
Marilyn and JFK were first introduced in 1954 by Peter Lawford, JFK’s brother-in-law. There are only a select confirmed occasions when Marilyn and JFK were together. Between October 1961 and August 1962, the pair met 4 times, including when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President. We don't know what happened behind closed doors. But her relationship with Bobby Kennedy was much more intense, he promised her to divorce his wife in order to marry her, but she realized that he had no intention of marrying her. When she was dropped by 50th century Fox due to her being late, she called Bobby, He promised he would take care of everything when he did nothing, she called him again with threats to disclose their affair. In a letter from Ethel, JFK and Bobbys' sister, to Marilyn, it says, "We hear that you and Bobby are the new Item! You should come with him when he comes back East"
Her Housekeeper, in 1983 stated "there was a moment where she put her head in her hands and said words to the effect of, 'Oh, why do I have to keep covering this up?' I said, 'Covering what up, Mrs. Monroe?' She said, 'Well, of course, Bobby Kennedy was there [on Aug. 4], and of course, there was an affair with Bobby Kennedy.'The Investigators never interviewed the Housekeeper
Before her death, she was planning on holding a press conference about both the Kennedys, releasing information that was never meant to reach the public ear.
She was pronounced dead on August 5th, 1962, of a "Probable Suicide" of a barbiturate Overdose. JFK was assassinated a little over a year later.
Do you think the Kennedys had some sort of Play in her death?
Why or Why not?
Do you think the Kennedy brothers would have gone further if they needed to?