Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 42 (August 1972).
Monroe, a beautiful movie star and "sex symbol," was often ridiculed; people tended to underrate both her acting ability and her intelligence. She concluded her last interview, with Patricia Newcomb in 1962, with this plea to Newcomb. Soon afterward, she was dead—probably of suicide.