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UK- West Lancashire Gazette – How Marilyn Monroe died

Title: UK- West Lancashire Gazette – How Marilyn Monroe died

Media: UK- West Lancashire Gazette

Date: February 26, 1992

Marilyn Monroe did not commit suicide in August 1962, 30 years ago this summer, she was killed by the Mafia.

Her stage-managed death was an attempt to embarrass and possibly frame Bobby Kennedy, America’s attorney general, who was having an affair with her. The actress had previously had an affair with President Kennedy, Robert’s brother.

The same Mafia “Outfit” went on to arrange the assassination of both John and Bobby.

The killings were revenge for the Kennedy’s failure to ‘deliver’, according to the book, Double Cross, the latest theory on the three deaths which have preoccupied writers for the past three decades.

In the assassination of JFK, the Mafia worked together with the CIA whose activities Kennedy wanted to curtail. The “outfit” and the CIA are described as two sides of the same coin.


Double Cross has been written by Chuck Giancana, the younger brother of one of America’s beigest Mafia boss, Chicago’s Sam “Mooney” Giancana.

Mafia boss, Mooney Giancana had donated millions to John Kennedy’s election fund, confident that the president would be in his pocket once in office.

Mooney Giancana also believed John Kennedy would be grateful because Giancana had saved the life of John’s father, bootlegger, Joe Kennedy.

Joe Kennedy, who founded his dynasty during prohibition, had a contract put on him by another Mafia overlord and Giancana use his influence to have it removed.

However, one installed, it was clear that John Kennedy wanted no connection with the Mafia and had no intention of paying favors to his father.

Moreover, Bobby Kennedy, now attorney general, was set to clean up America, getting rid of the mob.

The hapless Marilyn was a pawn. According to the book, Sam “Mooney” Giancana had the sex lives of the Kennedy’s taped, literally.

Indeed the women the Kennedys slept with, including Marilyn, were provided as go-betweens by the “Outfit”.

“Marilyn, the orphan child of a dozen foster homes, was passed from one Kennedy to the other, and she told friends over her tapped telephones she was falling in love with the attorney general”


But the relationship with Bobby was floundering and Marilyn caused a fury when she tried to contact Bobby at his home. An embarrassment for the man just voted family man of the year.

However, the Mafia attempt to implicate Bobby in the film star’s death failed.  Told of her death, Bobby had all connections with him removed from her house. Her diary was never found.

She died, we are told, not by an overdose of pills she took deliberately, but with a lethal suppository of the barbiturate Nembutal.

This undignified death was an ingenious as it was macabre. Because the drug was absorbed rapidly and directly into the blood stream, should she have been discovered, there was noting in her stomach to pump out and, since no needle was used, there was no suspicious mark.

The Dallas assassination of President John F. Kennedy, apparently took months for the Mafia “Outfit” to mastermind.

“The politicians and the CIA made it real simple. “Each provided men for the hit. Jack Ruby (a long established Mafioso) was provided by the outfit.

The CIA made the security so loose “a four-year-old could have nailed Jack Kennedy.”

Kennedy’s death was just another coup, say the Giancanas.

  • Double Cross: by Sam and Chuck Giancana with Bettina Giancana is published by Macdonald, price ££16.99.