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Marilyn Monroe sought Judy Garland’s help before her death

Luft writes that Monroe’s death was “especially troubling to Judy since Marilyn had been one of Judy’s telephone pals during her years of insomnia”.

hollywood Updated: Jan 30, 2017 10:20 IST
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Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 at the age of 36.
Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 at the age of 36.

A new book by Judy Garland’s third husband, Sid Luft, reveals that two of biggest Hollywood icons of their time, the actress and Marilyn Monroe, were close friends and confidants.

In his unfinished memoir, Judy and I, Luft discloses new details about their less-talked about bond and that Monroe had once sought Garland’s help before she died from an accidental overdose in 1962, reported People magazine.

Luft writes that Monroe’s death was “especially troubling to Judy since Marilyn had been one of Judy’s telephone pals during her years of insomnia”.

The book also includes an excerpt from an article penned by Garland about Monroe for Ladies Home Journal in 1967, in which she talks about a haunting conversation she once had with the legend. “I don’t want to get too far away from you,” she (Garland) said. “I’m scared!” I told her, “We’re all scared. I’m scared, too!”

Monroe was sure Garland would understand her situation.

To this Garland said, “Maybe I would. If you’re scared, call me and come on over. We’ll talk about it.”

But they never had that conversation.