Marilyn Monroe probably said, "Yes, you can have some my cake and eat it, too!"
The photo above, taken on the set of Something’s Got to Give on June 2, 1962, shows legendary director George Cukor taking a bite off a cake slice offered by Marilyn Monroe. It was the screen siren’s birthday, and her stand-in, Evelyn Moriarty, bought a sheet cake for her at the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. Little did everyone know that it was going to be Monroe’s last birthday and last day on the set — she was fired for her absences due to personal troubles and constant illness, and passed away on August 5, 1962.
The so-called ill-fated 1962 film was abandoned after Monroe died, but the largely unseen footage from the unfinished film remained in the vaults of 20th Century Fox. In 1999, the film was digitally restored and put together for a two-hour documentary entitled Marilyn: The Final Days.
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