Joe DiMaggio Jr., the only child of baseball great Joe DiMaggio, died, cause undisclosed, on August 6, 1999. He was only 57, the only son of DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold, an actress whom the sports legend married in 1939. Joe had no children with his second wife, Marilyn Monroe, and it would have been wonderful to watch her care for and to nurture Joe DiMaggio Jr., the homeless man who would have had a home if his step-mom, Marilyn Monroe, was not murdered.
Joe Jr. lived with his father and Monroe after the two were married. She ended up being connected to her stepson for the rest of her life and Joe Jr. even spoke with the starlet the night she died.
Amazingly, we could not find any pictures of the boy who was a splitting image of his dad, in adulthood. It was as if the media conspired to bury the tragic truth, but that can't be true, can it?
In 1972, actress Veronica Hamel and her then husband became the new owners of Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home. When they hired a contractor to replace the roof and remodel the house the contractor discovered a sophisticated eavesdropping and telephone tapping system that covered every room in the house. The components were not commercially available in 1962, but were in the words of a retired Justice Department official, "standard FBI issue," confirming the well founded suspicion that J. Edgar Hoover is directly responsible for the murder of Marilyn Monroe. (Definitive Biography.) The new owners spent $100,000 to remove the bugging devices from the house.
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