Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. Joe had decided to ask Marilyn to remarry him 4 days before she died. He had a half-dozen red roses delivered three times a week to her crypt for 20 years. He never married again. When he died in 1999, his last words were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn."
Marilyn Monroe first appeared on the silver screen in small, largely forgettable roles in the Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve. That led to a seven-year contract that led to her first big part in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, followed by the super hit The Seven Year Itch in 1955. Marilyn Monroe won critical acclaim in Bus Stop, but never completed her final movie, The Misfits, with Clark Gable.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. DiMaggio was alarmed at how Monroe had fallen in with people he felt detrimental to her well-being. He quit his job with a military post-exchange supplier on August 1, 1962, then asked her to remarry him. She was found dead on August 5... He had a half-dozen red roses delivered three times a week to her crypt for 20 years. He refused to talk about her publicly or otherwise exploit their relationship. He never married again.
Marilyn Monroe is clearly smitten with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio while in Alberta, Canada, in the summer of 1953
When Joe loved Marilyn. | The 50 Most Romantic Things That Ever Happened Although their marriage only lasted for a volatile 274 days, baseball player "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio remained devoted to Marilyn Monroe. He never remarried, and after her death, he sent red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.