Marilyn Monroe would have would have turned 89 years old today if she hadn’t died an untimely death at the age of 36 from a drug overdose.
Sex symbol Marilyn Monroe remembered on what would have been her 89th birthday
Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe’s real name even in death still remains one of the most iconic celebrities of all times. No other to date has even come close to Monroe’s sex symbol status.Though her film career was cut short in amount of time she worked as an actress Monroe starred in a number of successful movies, including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “How to Marry a Millionaire,” “The Seven Year Itch” and “Some Like It Hot.”
Marilyn Monroe’s tragic final years found her bitter, sad and battling addiction
Sadly, the final years of Marilyn Monroe’s life were sad and tragic for the young blonde bombshell. Her last days were marked by illness, drug and alcohol addiction,personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with.
Monroe also had a desperate need to be loved. However that need usually found her alone or in bitter and eventually broken marriages and relationships.
Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose of barbiturates on August 5 1962, the exact circumstances have been subject to conjecture. Monroe’s death was officially classified as a “probable suicide”, however the possibilities of an accidental overdose or a homicide have not been ruled out.
In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as an American sex symbol. Happy Birthday Ms. Monroe!