When the news broke that superstar Marilyn Monroe had died, the world was stunned. However, she has remained an icon like no other, constantly in the forefront of pop culture and in the hearts of her legions of fans. Now, 53 years after her untimely death, Marilyn is still misunderstood and her many accomplishments and attributes get shortchanged in favor of tabloid lies. Today, we remember why Marilyn remains and should continue to remain in the stratosphere of immortality. By Marijane Gray for Immortal Marilyn.