Marilyn Monroe: the day she had to swim to exhaustion to escape fans

60 years ago, Marilyn Monroe left us. On the occasion of this anniversary, Patricia Rosten, who grew up alongside the American star, told the Sunday newspapera terrifying anecdote about the daily life of the Hollywood actress.

How to deal with fame? A question that all the stars ask themselves and to which they each answer in their own way. The daughter of the American poet Norman Rosten, Patricia, 75, grew up in contact with the American star Marilyn Monroe, close to her family. In an interview at Sunday newspaperthis Sunday, May 8, she revealed an appalling anecdote testifying to the difficulties of the actress of Some like it hot in front of his immense notoriety. While she thought she was enjoying a moment of tranquility on a deserted beach with his relatives, of which Patricia Rosten was a member she was 8 years old when she met Norma Jeane Mortenson, her real name the Hollywood star quickly saw one, then two, then five people disembarking near her.

It ended with a crowd, boys and girls surrounded her, shouting and wanting to touch her. She kindly shook their hands and signed their autographs“, says Patricia Rosten to our colleagues. But, “it quickly became overwhelming and my father suggested that he go swimming to escape this fury“, she continues. However, once in the water, the circle of fans reformed again, with howls of adoration.”My father and Marilyn then swam away until exhaustion. A boat ended up rescuing them…“, recalls Patricia Rosten in the columns of the Sunday newspaper.

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The mystery surrounding his death

In 1973, poet Norman Rosten recounted his memories in a book featuring the actress from Seven years of reflection in a new light, both intimate and comical. Marilyn – Shadow and light (published by Seghers) is reissued on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the death of the most iconic actress of the 20th century. Moreover, 60 years later, the tragic disappearance of Marilyn Monroe still raises so many questions. Indeed, the body of the American icon, who was only 36 years old, had been rwas found dead on the night of August 4 to 5, 1962, at his home, located in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The actress was then in her bed, naked and glued to her phone. According to the medical examiner, she would have been poisoned with barbiturates and so it was a “probable suicide”. But this version did not convince and many people spoke of a conspiracy against the star.

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