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In this May 19, 1962 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, actress Marilyn Monroe wears the iconic gown that she wore while singing "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, during a reception in New York City. Standing next to Monroe is Steve Smith, President Kennedy's brother-in-law. Julien's Auctions will offer Monroe's gown at auction in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 2016. (Cecil Stoughton/White House Photographs, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

The iconic 'Happy Birthday' dress Marilyn Monroe wore for JFK sold for nearly $5 million

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The dress Marilyn Monroe wore to sing "Happy Birthday" to JFK sold for nearly $5 million.

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Monroe's iconic, form-fitting gown was sold for $4.8 million at an auction in Los Angeles Thursday to Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Julien's Auction said the actress wore the Hollywood designer Jean Louis creation flesh-colored and sparkling with over 2,500 hand-stitched crystals for an early 45th birthday celebration for President John F. Kennedy at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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WATCH  | Here she is on May 19, 1962 singing "Happy Birthday" to JFK.

A few months later, on August 5, the 36-year-old was found dead from an overdose.

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