I, MARILYN MONROE, do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and
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.
(b) I give and bequeath to MAY REIS, should she survive me, the sum of $10,000.00.
(c) I give and bequeath to NORMAN and HEDDA ROSTEN, or to the survivor of
them, or if they should both predecease me, then to their daughter, PATRICIA
ROSTEN, the sum of $5,000.00, it being my wish that such sum be used for the
education of PATRICIA ROSTEN.
(d) I give and bequeath all of my personal effects and clothing to LEE STRASBERG, or if
he should predecease me, then to my Executor hereinafter named, it being my desire that
he distribute these, in his sole discretion, among my friends, colleagues and those to whom
I am devoted.
FIFTH; I give and bequeath to my Trustee, hereinafter named, the sum of $100,000.00,
in Trust, for the following uses and purposes:
(a) To hold, manage, invest and reinvest the said property and to receive and collect the
(b) To pay the net income therefrom, together with such amounts of principal as shall be
necessary to provide $5,000.00 per annum, in equal quarterly installments, for the
maintenance and support of my mother, GLADYS BAKER, during her lifetime.
(c) To pay the net income therefrom, together with such amounts of principal as shall be
necessary to provide $2,500.00 per annum, in equal quarterly installments, for the
maintenance and support of MRS. MICHAEL CHEKHOV during her lifetime.
(d) Upon the death of the survivor between my mother, GLADYS BAKER, and MRS.
MICHAEL CHEKHOV to pay over the principal remaining in the Trust, together with
any accumulated income, to DR. MARIANNE KRIS to be used by her for the
furtherance of the work of such psychiatric institutions or groups as she shall elect.
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:
(a) to MAY REIS the sum of $40,000.00 or 25% of the total remainder of my estate,
whichever shall be the lesser,
(b) To DR. MARIANNE KRIS 25% of the balance thereof, to be used by her as set
forth in ARTICLE FIFTH (d) of this my Last Will and Testament.
(c) To LEE STRASBERG the entire remaining balance.
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
Aaron R. Frosch residing at 10 West 86th St. NYC
Louise H. White residing at 709 E. 56 St., New York, NY