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10 Stars Who Died During the Filming of a Movie


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Marilyn Monroe
In 1961, the year before her death, Monroe's divorce from Arthur Miller and Clark Gable's death contributed to her spiraling depression, during which she began using sedatives heavily.
In 1961, the year before her death, Monroe's divorce from Arthur Miller and Clark Gable's death contributed to her spiraling depression, during which she began using sedatives heavily.
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Blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, famous for her film roles, multiple marriages and memorable serenading of President John F. Kennedy, died on Aug. 5, 1962, before she could finish filming "Something's Got to Give."

The comedy, which was being directed by George Cukor and also starred Cyd Charisse and Dean Martin, had been plagued with conflict from the start. At one point, Monroe was even fired. But Martin refused to work with any actress other than Monroe, so the famous beauty was rehired. Before Monroe could resume her role, however, she was found dead in her Brentwood, Calif., home -- the result of an overdose of barbiturates.

After Monroe's death, the filming of "Something's Got to Give" was eventually scrapped, but parts of the unfinished film were included in a 2001 documentary titled "Marilyn: The Final Days" [source: The Internet Movie Database].