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Memorial Service Will Mark 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's Death

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August 5, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, and a memorial service has been organized and will take place at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, the site of the star's final resting place.

While this year is a significant anniversary--a half-century since the 36-year-old was found dead of an overdose in her Brentwood home--the memorial service is actually an annual event sponsored by the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club.

More info about this year's event:

The 2012 Marilyn Monroe memorial service will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. A reception following the memorial service will be held at the Westwood Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. A HUGH HEFNER-SIGNED MARILYN MONROE PAINTING of the first cover of Playboy will be on display at the reception and offered for sale to benefit children suffering from abuse and neglect.
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This year, several events have commemorated the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death, including a current exhibition of the star's personal items and memorabilia at the Hollywood Museum.

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