August 5th, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe dies


August 5th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe is dead. She is found naked and lifeless in the bedroom of her house. The Hollywood legend died at age 36. Cause of death: An overdose of sleeping pills. Murder or suicide - Marilyn Monroes death was never really solved. All that is known for sure alternating between sleeping pills and stimulants. Whether the mixture of pills caused a fatal reaction was never proven. Through her work as a pin-up girl and model and later with films like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" "The Seven Year Itch" or "Some Like It Hot " she is considered a public sex icon fascinating millions through her mix of vulnerability innocence sensuality and seduction. At the end of the 1950s she attended the famous Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg to study acting. She wanted to be more than a mere sex goddess and suffered from being typecast as such.

Länge: 00:01:30 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1962 | Clip-ID: JHT000391E




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