Today is Marilyn Monroe’s 50th anniversary of death. Monroe died of a drug overdose under still-debated circumstances at the age of 36. She was found in the bedroom of her Brentwood home. The 36-year-old movie star was naked and face down on her bed.
When you remember Marilyn Monroe, you’d remember her iconic hair and shots. Or some of you might think of the sexy “Happy Birthday” she sang to John F. Kennedy, her enticing performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or her convincing portrayal of the seductive neighbor in The Seven Year Itch.
Keeping the Monroe persona both popular and profitable is the job of Nick Woodhouse, chief marketing officer for the estate.
Authentic Brands Group, after buying the account 18 months ago, brought the ’50s sex symbol into the new millennium: Monroe boasts 3.3 million Facebook fans (slightly ahead of rocker Marilyn Manson) and more than 53,000 Twitter followers.
Last year, Forbes put Monroe at No. 3 on its list of highest-earning dead celebrities, with an income of $27 million.
See ? By celebrating Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary of death don’t you think telling that she’s a legend is just undeniably true ?