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