Famous Eulogies: Lee Strasberg on Marilyn

Allan Grant, 1962

Lee Strasberg’s tribute to Marilyn, read at her funeral, is featured at Flavorwire in a meme on famous eulogies, posted to mark Halloween. You can read the full text here.

‘Prestigious acting teacher and director of the Actors Studio, Lee Strasberg, gave screen icon Marilyn Monroe’s eulogy in 1962. Strasberg helped train the legendary star and noted, “The dream of her talent, which she had nurtured as a child, was not a mirage.” Norma Jean had a troubled childhood — spending most of it in foster homes — but her young modeling career eventually led to screen stardom, which was sadly cut short after her suicide. As Strasberg points out, “In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain.” ‘

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One Response to Famous Eulogies: Lee Strasberg on Marilyn

  1. sydneyla says:

    Marilyn was Gods supreme human creation. Her simple childlike trust and gentleness was Saint like. Her shocking treatment by those she thought were friends is a precautionary tale for all. Marilyn remains the most identifiable and loved female who ever existed and was a compilation of all that is good in the human spirit.

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