"She is a beautiful child. I don't think she's an actress at all, not in a traditional sense. What she has this presence, this luminosity, this flickering intelligence could never surface on the stage. It's so fragile and subtle, it can only be caught by the camera But anyone who thinks this girl is simply another Harlow or harlot or whatever, is mad. I hope, I really pray, that she survives long enough to free the strange lovely talent that's wandering through her like a jailed spirit."
(A quote from the short story A Beautiful Child, from the book Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote)
Marilyn was found dead on this date in 1962.