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Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe, sex-symbol & mega-star of the 50's whose death has been shrouded in mystery for over 40 years

James E. Dougherty, Norma Jeane's first husband

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Actor John Carroll

Columbia's 32-year-old director of music, Fred Karger. It was believed that he was Marilyn's first true love.

Marilyn's friend and part-time lover (1948) Robert (Bob) Slatzer

Marilyn Monroe's skirt blowing up in the scene from The Seven Year Itch

After courting Marilyn for almost a year, Yankees baseball legend Joe DiMaggio wanted to marry her.They were married on January 14, 1954. It was a simple wedding with very few people in attendance. Marilyn andJoe traveled to Japan for their honeymoon, where they remained for 10 days. They were divorced on October 27.

Arthur Miller, prominent playwright, he and Marilyn married on June 29, 1956. The marriage lasted only four and half years.

Peter Lawford & Robert Kennedy. Marilyn befriended several high-profile personalities, including Peter Lawford, his wife Pat Kennedy, and Pat Newcomb, who became her best friend. The entire group would often spend time together, frequently attending gatherings or large parties at the Lawford and Kennedy homes.The guests were the who's who of Hollywood and at times high government officials would attend, including Robert Kennedy and his brother, then President John Kennedy. According to Tim Coates' Marilyn Monroe: The F.B.I Files, it was during these parties that Marilyn and the Kennedy brothers became acquainted during the beginning months of 1962.

During 1960-61, Marily began to develop a professional relationship with a new psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson. (Seen here with his family at Marilyn's funeral) It would prove to be a rather unusual relationship built on dependency and uncommon medical practices.

President John F. Kennedy, who had an affair with Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe in a towel

Marilyn Monroe in 1962, the year of her death

Eunice Murray performed many duties for Marilyn including driving her to and from Dr. Greenson's home in Santa Monica, receiving visitors and cleaning the house. She also monitored Marilyn's activities and kept track of her behavior and moods, which she would report to Dr. Greenson daily.

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