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Here is a letter that Clark Gable’s widow Kay Williams Gable wrote to Marilyn Monroe on April 11, 1961:

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Dearest Marilyn,

How about our little ‘carbon copy lover boy’–I am certain you have seen his press pictures. Just exactly like Clark. The ears are too close to his dear little head–I’ll fix that dept. later.

Do let me know when you plan to return to California–I’ll let you be second nanny in charge. Later you may take him fishing. Guess I will be the one to teach him to shoot ducks. My work is really cut out for me. I feel certain his dearest father is watching his every move from heaven.

I miss Clark each day more, I’ll never ever get over this great loss, but God has blessed me with my three dear children and precious memories Clark and I shared together.

Went to confession after 24 years–(hope the priest did not call the cops) seriously you can’t imagine how much this has helped me. Prayer helps, when I start to fly apart.

I plan to spend the summer at our ranch with John Clark. Joan and Bunker will be off to summer camp.

It would be so pleasant if you could spend some time with us, bring Joe too if you wish. Very private at our happy home.

I love the beautiful plant you sent to the hospital.

Have seen pictures of you in the paper, was pleased to see you looking very well. Do take care of yourself.

I should talk. I broke three stitches, lost my voice. My Dr. gave me hell for overdoing, then to top it all, he keeps reminding of my age–John Clark doesn’t seem to mind my age.

Give my best to Mae.

I hope this letter finds your heart full of happiness.



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