Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962)
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) was an American actress, model, Hollywood icon, and sex symbol. Her death occurred in 1962, apparently from suicide. Her Last Will and Testament leaves most of her estate to her family and friends. For more information about Marilyn Monroe, please see her biography in Wikipedia.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, MARILYN MONROE, do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament.
FIRST: I hereby revoke all former Wills and Codicils by me made.
SECOND: I direct my Executor, hereinafter named, to pay all of my just debts, funeral expenses and testamentary charges as soon after my death as can conveniently be done.
THIRD: I direct that all succession, estate or inheritance taxes which may be levied against my estate and/or against any legacies and/or devises hereinafter set forth shall be paid out of my residuary estate.
FOURTH: (a) I give and bequeath to BERNICE MIRACLE, should she survive me, the sum of $10,000.00.
FIFTH; I give and bequeath to my Trustee, hereinafter named, the sum of $100,000.00, in Trust, for the following uses and purposes:
SIXTH: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate, of which I shall die seized or possessed or to which I shall be in any way entitled, or over which I shall possess any power of appointment by Will at the time of my death, including any lapsed legacies, I give, devise and bequeath as follows:
SEVENTH: I nominate, constitute and appoint AARON R. FROSCH Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In the event that he should die or fail to qualify, or resign or for any other reason be unable to act, I nominate, constitute and appoint L. ARNOLD WEISSBERGER in his place and stead.
EIGHTH: I nominate, constitute and appoint AARON R. FROSCH Trustee under this my Last Will and Testament. In the event he should die or fail to qualify, or resign or for any other reason be unable to act, I nominate, constitute and appoint L. Arnold Weissberger in his place and stead.
Marilyn Monroe (L.S.)
SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED and DECLARED by MARILYN MONROE, the Testatrix above named, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in our presence and we, at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this 14th day of January, One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-One
Aaron R. Frosch residing at 10 West 86th St. NYC
Ref: Last Will and Testament of Marilyn Monroe.