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|Thursday, 01 May 2008 13:57|
Vickie Lynn Marshall
Born: November 28, 1967 Harris County, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: February 8, 2007 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A.
Cause of Death: Accidental drug overdose of the sedative chloral hydrate.
Notable because: Her romance with a man 53 years her senior, marrying when she was 26 and he 89, giving rise to the question 'What was it attracted you to the Billionaire Howard Marshall?'
Anna Nicole Smith, was an American model and television personality. She first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans. She starred in her own reality TV show, The Anna Nicole Show.
Born and raised in Texas, Smith dropped out of high school and was married at the age of 17. Her highly publicized second marriage to oil business executive and billionaire J. Howard Marshall, 63 years her senior, resulted in speculation that she married the octogenarian for his money, which she denied. Following his death, she began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate; her case, Marshall v. Marshall, reached the U.S. Supreme Court on a question of federal jurisdiction. In the months before her death, she was the focus of renewed press coverage surrounding the death of her son, Daniel Smith, and the paternity and custody battle over her daughter Daniellynn.
Resting Place: Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California
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