Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles General Hospital, Los Angeles, California. She is also known as Norma Jeane Baker, Norma Jeane Dougherty, and Norma Jeane DiMaggio; two of which are from her unsuccessful relationships with her first two husbands. She was an American actress, model, and singer. She had a total of 29 movies and was cast as the leading lady in 15 of those movies. Since her mother was psychologically unstable and her father was not identified, Norma Jeane was placed in a foster home for the first 7 years of her life. At the age of 7, Norma lived with her mother for a short time. But since her mother was now beginning to show signs of depression, she was moved into a rest home. Grace McKee, a close friend of Gladys, was to take care of Norma Jeane. Grace loved Norma Jeane like she was her own; inspiring Norma and supporting her all those times she was staying with Grace. Two years later Grace was married and due to some financial difficulties had to let Norma go. So, Norma was then placed in an orphanage for about another 2 years of her life. Well, Norma had a lot of trials and tribulations that would soon later build her to a stronger woman. Yet a stronger woman is still vulnerable to everything around her, thus, later would build the most debatable Hollywood deaths in history.
There was and still is a lot of debate as the background of her death. She was found dead in her home at Brentwood on August 5, 1962, she was 36 at that time. Norma’s live–in keeper, Eunice Murray, phoned Norma’s psychoanalyst, Ralph S. Greenson, who later found her unconscious in her home. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office ruled the death as caused by acute barbiturate poisoning. If it was an accident or intentional, no one would ever know. There are a lot of speculations on the details surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe. Examples would be that even though pill bottles were found on the scene, there was nothing there to wash the pills down. And everybody knew that Norma had a hard time swallowing pills even with water. Eunice Murray even acts really peculiar and changes a lot of details in her story, her character seemed to become shifty and evasive, she then moves to Europe and is never questioned again. Also, the component of the barbiturate that was supposed to appear inside the stomach and the intestines didn’t show during examination. Even if Norma ingested them a little earlier then there should have been some traces left inside other organs in her circulatory system. The toxicologist that was assigned did nothing to help the investigation. Minor bruises were found all over her body and the marks on her body showed that she must have fallen on her back when she died yet she was found in a prone position. There was also evidence of cyanosis, or the bluish discoloration of the skin, which is evident of a very quick death which did not occur with barbiturates. However, the toxicology report says otherwise and has reported that there were high levels of the barbiturate that was ingested and also another component was chloral hydrate. So, if oral administration was not the route and there was no evidence of an intravenous administration then the only possible route was anally or vaginally which had no support whatsoever. Yet at the end of it all, they still wrote that the drugs were ingested orally. There is also data that connects the death of Marilyn Monroe to the Kennedy’s. Some see it as a tale of unfulfilled love. Robert Kennedy promised Marilyn Monroe that he would marry her but later broke his promise to her. She then threatened to kill herself, and so she did. But this is just another version of the story. Many people say that she knew too much about the Kennedy’s and hence was killed by them.
However one tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe died. Whether it was due to an accidental drug poisoning or suicide because of a lost love, the fact remains that the world has lost one of the greatest women to have ever lived. She was an epitome of beauty, strength, talent, and will. Marilyn Monroe, an iconic legend lost between the veils of time without ever being brought to justice as to how she died. But that is not important; the vital part of her story was how she lived.