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ACTRESS FOUND DEAD ON THIS DAY IN 1962

Marilyn Monroe Found Dead of Suspected Overdose (Original Variety Report) -  Variety

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) 
(June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962)

On August 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe was found
dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying
nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand.

Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression,
were littered around the room. After a brief investigation,
Los Angeles police concluded that her death was “caused
by a self-administered administered overdose of sedative
drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide.”

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STAR TREK ACTRESS HAS PASSED AT AGE 89

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Nichelle Nichols (Grace Dell Nichols)
(December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022)

Actress, singer and dancer Nichelle Nichols is best
known for her portrayal of
Nyota Uhura in Star Trek:
The Original Series
, and its film sequels. Nichols’
portrayal was ground-breaking for
African American
actresses on
American television. From 1977 until
2015, Nichols volunteered her time to promote
NASAs programs, and to recruit diverse astronauts,
including women and ethnic minorities. Nichols died
of natural causes.

 

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YOU’VE SEEN THIS ACTRESS MANY TIMES

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Susan Oliver (born Charlotte Gercke in New York City)
(February 13, 1932 – May 10, 1990)

Oliver began drama studies at Swarthmore College,
followed by professional training at the
Neighborhood
Playhouse School of the Theatre
in New York City.

After working in summer stock and regional theater,
and in unbilled bits in daytime and primetime television
shows and commercials, she made her first major TV
appearance in a supporting role in the July 31, 1955,
episode of the live drama series Goodyear TV Playhouse,
and quickly progressed to leading parts in other shows
from Star Trek to Twilight Zone.

By the late 1970s with acting opportunities coming less
frequently, Oliver turned to directing.

Susan Oliver passed away from cancer in Woodland
Hills,
Los Angeles, California. She was only 58.

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Oliver as Vina transformed into an Orion slave girl in the Star Trek episodes "The Cage" and "The Menagerie".

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In 1967, piloting her own Aero Commander 200, (above) Oliver
became the fourth woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo 
across the Atlantic Ocean and the second to do it from New 
York City.



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AWARD WINNING ACTRESS IS 59 TODAY

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Helen Elizabeth Hunt 

Actress and director.Helen is the recipient of numerous
accolades
, including an Academy Award, four Primetime
Emmy Awards
, and four Golden Globe Awards.

Hunt rose to fame portraying Jamie Buchman in the sitcom
Mad About You (1992–1999, 2019), which earned her three

Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television
Series – Musical or Comedy
and four Primetime Emmy
Awards for Outstanding Lead
Actress in a Comedy Series
.

Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring
as Carol Connelly in the
romantic comedy As Good as It
Gets
(1997), while her portrayal of
Cheryl Cohen-Greene in
The Sessions (2012), gained her a nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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IT’S THE ‘BLONDE BOMBSHELL’S’’ BIRTHDAY

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962)

Marilyn Monroe was a model, film actress and icon. She
became one of the most popular
sex symbols of the
1950s and early 1960s.

The American Film Institute ranked her sixth  on their list
of the
greatest female screen legends from the Golden
Age of Hollywood
.      

 

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1959

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