Jilted by JFK, Monroe Spiraled to Her Death: Book

Even pal, lover Frank Sinatra threw her out for taking pills
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 12:22 PM CDT
Medical attendents removing the body of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962) from her home.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In a new tell-all, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s drug-fueled final months, her fixation with John F. Kennedy, and the shock friends like Frank Sinatra felt at her downward spiral, the Daily Mail reports. Four months before her death, the screenwriter for her last film found her in a drug-induced coma, “almost naked” and “almost dead,” he says. One pal blames that breakdown on Kennedy.

“JFK. That's what was wrong. She'd just been jilted by the President of the United States. It was Kennedy. That's why. Kennedy,” the source says. Less than two weeks before she died, Monroe’s behavior—and blatant drug use—alarmed friend and sometimes-lover Sinatra to the point that he threw her out of his Cal-Neva Lodge, another source says: “Compassionate as Sinatra was, he had a line and she crossed it.”