A week ago I have featured Princess Diana as a candle in the wind and the best Princess of all time, now I am again presenting another candle in the wind and is perhaps one of the best actresses of all time. Despite the fact that I have never watched any of her film to actually make detailed comments about her I have learn from my grandmother when she was still alive that Marilyn Monroe is an astounding, beautiful and great actress. Coincidentally today is her 46th death anniversary. The Delano Observer would like to pay tribute to another candle in the wind.

Marilyn Monroe - Music: "Candle in the Wind", Elton John

  • Popularity: 10
  • Influence: 6
  • Importance: 10
  • Charisma: 5
  • Model Figure: 6
  • Eloquence: 7
  • OVERALL: 7.33

Here are excerpts from Wikipedia about her:

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; baptised Norma Jeane Baker June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was an American actress, singer and film producer. She won a Golden Globe Award, and in 1999 was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Norma Jeane Baker began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early roles were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received, and as her career progressed she became known as a sex symbol. She was praised for her comedic ability in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955), and became one of Hollywood's most popular performers.

On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack Clemmons received a call at 4:25AM from Dr. Hyman Engelberg proclaiming that Monroe was dead at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Sergeant Clemmons was the first police officer to arrive at the death scene. Many questions remain unanswered about the circumstances of her death and the timeline from when Monroe's body was found. The official cause of Monroe's death was classified, by Dr. Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office, as "acute barbiturate poisoning", which he recorded as a "probable suicide"

It has been claimed that Monroe was involved with both Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. Jeanne Carmen, who claimed to have been a friend of Monroe's, also claimed she dated both. The affair with President John F. Kennedy was more lust-related, while the one with Attorney General Robert Kennedy was based on intellectual attachment. Monroe was devastated by each relationship, which both men failed to break the news to Monroe that they no longer wanted an affair with her. DiMaggio told both his son and attorney that "the Kennedys killed her."