Marilyn Monroe: In Memoriam
June 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Early in her career, she liked to portray herself in the press as an orphan. Her mother, in fact, outlived Marilyn. Marilyn grew up in a series of foster homes as her mother drifted in and out of mental institutions. Eventually, when she was forced to admit that her mother was alive, Marilyn still managed to engender public sympathy with her tales of a mentally ill mother and of being tossed to and fro between substitute families.