Marilynn Monroe was born Norma jean Mortenson in Los Angeles on June 1st 1926 and began her life as an illegitimate child. She later took her mother’s maiden name.
2. How many times was she married and to whom?
At the age of only 16 Norma jean married an aircraft worker named James Dougherty, four years later in 1946 she was divorced. Her second marriage was to baseball Joe DiMaggio in 1954 but lasted only 9 months. In 1956, she married again this time wedding celebrated play write. Arthur Mila. In just four years that marriage too ended in divorce.
3. When did she die?
Her world was turned on Sunday august 5, 1962.It was reported that Marylyn Monroe was dead, A police commander, when logging an early morning call from the medical examiner reporting the death, that it was a joke and went personally to investigate on the death.
4. Who was the pathologist assigned to the case?
Dr. Thomas Noguchi was the pathologist who was assigned to the case. He also at first thought the deceased was another woman of the same name-perhaps as he later explained, ‘because to me, as to almost all Americans, Marylyn Monroe was a phantom goddess of the screen, not a real person’.
5. Who pronounced her dead?
It was pronounced by her physician doctor Hyman Angelberg.
6. What was found next to her bed?
Several bottles of drugs, including an empty bottle of Nembutal slipping pills and a partially empty container of chloral hydrate were on the table next to her bed.
7. What did the toxicologist’s report reveal?
The subsequent toxicologists report showed that the blood contained 8.0 mg. Percent of chloral hydrate while the liver had 13.0 mg percent of pentobarbital (Nembutal)-both being well above the fatal levels.
8. Why do some believe she was murdered?
Marilyn Monroe had scarcely been buried when the usual conspiracy vultures began circling. Their theories largely involved Monroe’s murder being the result of a diary (apparently nonexistent) that somehow threatened Robert kennedy.one source posited that Kennedy himself was the murderer.
9. How did doctor Baden counter the supporters of the conspiracy theory?
Proponents of the conspiracy theory point to the contradiction of a death by overdose and absence of pills or capsules in Monroe’s stomach. Doctor Michael Baden: “The process of absorbing liquids into the blood stream works faster in some people than in others.
10. Why were no injection marks found on her body? Even though her psychiatrist admitted giving her one the previous day?
Punctures from fine surgical needles heel within a few hours, and one made 48 hours previously could not have been detected.
11. How did the pathologist ensure there were no needle marks?
He used a magnifying lens to go over Monroe’s body very carefully-so carefully that the search was praised in a report by a deputy district attorney who was present.
12. What else indicated the massive amounts of drugs were ingested?
A large amount of drugs was in the blood. It contained 8.0 mg. Percent of chloral hydrate while the liver had 13.0 mg percent of pentobarbital (Nembutal)
The report stated that the “mucosa shows petechial hemorrhage diffusely.”
13. What is petechial hemorrhage? How did its presence prove she ingested drugs? Petechial hemorrhage is a corrosive of raw, red appearance on the stomach lining .Dr. Noguchi: “underneath the stomachs lining or mucosa, there was observed a wide spread pin point hemorrhage-the very raw, red appearance that would be expected in the case of a large overdose of barbiturates.