's death occurred 50 years ago today. The star died of a drug overdose under still-debated circumstances at the age of 36. To say her legend has grown in the last half century is an understatement. Marilyn
. Her name alone conjures up memories of an icon blessed with beauty, shrouded in mystery, befallen by tragedy and passing away far too soon. Those who knew Marilyn Monroe
considered her talented, versatile, vivacious, ...