by Mackenzie Boltz
Monroe's Famed Career
Marilyn was a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice, bringing her a lot of attention. Despite being an international star, she often got pre-performance anxiety that could cause her to become physically ill. Because of this, she was often tardy, which was so extreme that it often infuriated her co-stars and crew. She was once dismissed from a role in a movie (Something's Got to Give) for missing so many days of filming. Her final completed film was The Misfits in 1961.
Monroe's Personal Life
On May 19, 1962, Monroe attended John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration, singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." Later, there were accusations of an affair between Monroe and the president. Pictures of the two together surfaced, causing problems, tension, and questions. Although most believe JFK cheated on his wife, Jackie, with Monroe, much of the affair had been kept secret and covered up. There were also rumors that Monroe had been involved with JFK's brother, Robert, as well.