The Death of Marilyn Monroe

Randi Davidson Period 6

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Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home on August 5th, 1962. Marilyn Monroe was an iconic figure in the 1950's and even to this day. She was best known for her acting and her controversial modeling from the 1950's. Towards the end of her life she battled with depression. She saw a psychiatrist on a regular basis for her depression. The investigation of her death led to the conclusion that she self administered an overdose on her pills.
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Perspective #1

According to the history channel, Robert and/or John Kennedy had hired someone to murder Marilyn. Supposedly Marilyn and John were having an affair and he wanted to make sure she wouldn't go public about it. According to Marilyn's housekeeper, Robert had visited her the night she died. They supposedly had an argument before he left. These allegations were not certain though because, her housekeeper had changed her story many times before then.
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Perspective #2

Another theory is that it was a fake suicide attempt gone wrong. According to some reports in the FBI in 1964, Marilyn thought she'd be able to further her career with a fake suicide attempt. Her friend, Peter Lawford, convinced her psychiatrist and housekeeper to help go along with her fake suicide attempt. Marilyn's psychiatrist prescribed her pills which were supposed to be able to be pumped from her stomach easily after she swallowed them. After taking the pills though, Her psychiatrist and housekeeper waited to call the police until after she was already dead, so that couldn't be saved.

Media Bias Explained

Criticism Explained #1

Criticism explained #2

Feminist criticism is prevalent throughout Marilyn's whole life. She was never truly taken seriously because she was a woman.
The Mysterious Death Of Marilyn Monroe