John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Date of birth : May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts.
Date of death : November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas.
Some biographers agreed on the fact that Marilyn and John Kennedy spent a week-end together in March 1962. Though, some as Evelyn Moriarty, Marilyn's friend and stand-in, have maintained never having had the evidence that Marilyn used to meet one or the other of the Kennedys brothers.
On January 20, 1961, presidential investiture
According to Fred Lawrence Guiles, the affair between them lasted during years 1961 and 1962, mostly during her trips in New York City. But this version is disputed. Donald Spoto wrote : "No serious biographer can maintain the existence of an affair between Marilyn and the Kennedys. All we can say for sure is that the actress and the President have met 4 times, between October 1961 and August 1962, and it was during one of those meetings, that they called to a friendly relation of Marilyn from a bedroom. Shortly after, Marilyn confided this sexual relation to her close relatives, insisting about the fact that their affair ended there".
The first of those occasions reported by Spoto was in October 1961, at Peter Lawford's home, where Marilyn was invited with other famous women for a dinner given by Patricia Lawford in honor of her brother, President Kennedy.
The second meeting took place in the beginning of
The second meeting took place in the beginning of1962 during a party given in the honor of John Kennedy, in New York City.
The third took place on March 24, 1962, at Bing Crosby's house, in Palm Springs :
They would have shared a bedroom from where she would have called Ralph Roberts.
During this week-end, she agreed to attend the Democrat gala scheduled for May 1962, at the Madison Square Garden and promised to attend the celebration of John Kennedy's birthday.
Letter from the White House, dated April 11, 1962
On May 19, 1962, at the Madison Square Garden
Marilyn didn't know that, by holding her commitment, she gave the Fox an argument to dismiss her from the shooting of "Something's Got to Give".
It was the last known occasion where Marilyn met John Kennedy; she
whispered "Happy Birthday" in front of 17 000 Democrats and many
stars (Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Henry Fonda,
Maria Callas, Harry Belafonte...) gathered to financially support John
Kennedy presidential campaign.
Like everyone, Marilyn payed a 1 000$ entrance fee.
The presenter of the gala was Jack Benny.
Marilyn arrived late, rather tipsy.