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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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