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1963 – Marilyn Monroe Memories

Father-in-Law Isadore Miller loved Marilyn as a daughter

Marilyn Monroe -  Good Housekeeping Jan 1963
Marilyn Monroe – Good Housekeeping Jan 1963

Iconic mid-century actress Marilyn Monroe was married briefly to playwright Arthur Miller. During their marriage, she became close to 77 year old Isadore Miller, Arthur’s father. The two stayed friends until her suicide in 1962. He became a father figure to her, and he loved her like a daughter.

Arthur Miller’s father, who knew Marilyn Monroe as few others did, fondly recalls her as a woman of warmth and charity–haunted by a terrible loneliness.

The article from Good Housekeeping January 1963 titled “Remembrance of Marilyn” is a story about the relationship between Isadore and Marilyn as told to author Flora Rheta Schreiber.

He talked about her kindness, generosity, and class. She sought his advice throughout the years, especially on business matters.

Above all, she was happy with “Dad” because he thought of her not simply as a star or a beautiful woman, but as a wonderful human being.

He stayed close to her through her ups and downs and did not believe that her overdose was deliberate.

He was convinced that Marilyn’s death was an accident . . . I had spoken to her only 10 days before. She sounded happy.

This heartwarming article is available for download below.

Article titled Remembrance of Marilyn published in January 1963 Good Housekeeping as told by Isadore Miller
Article titled Remembrance of Marilyn published in January 1963 Good Housekeeping as told by Isadore Miller

1 comment on “1963 – Marilyn Monroe Memories

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