People: Dress Monroe wore to announce DiMaggio split for auction

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Dress Monroe wore to announce DiMaggio split for auction

The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction.

The simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for bidding starting on March 30, KruseGWS Auctions announced Wednesday.

The auction house expects the dress will fetch between $100,000 and $150,000. The seller's name is not being made public.

Monroe was wearing it on Oct. 6, 1954, when she stepped out into the Beverly Hills sunlight to meet a mob of cameras and shouting reporters and announced the split in her marriage with the New York Yankees star that united sports and Hollywood and brought frenzied press coverage.

"You can certainly see the anguish and despair on Marilyn's face when she spoke, said Brigitte Kruse, founder of GWS Auctions. "That moment changed Hollywood history forever."

Vonn sits out training after super-G crash

Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training at the world championships following her crash in the super-G.

Vonn had the wind knocked out of her after straddling a gate mid-air and hitting the safety nets on Tuesday. She was left with a shiner on her right cheek.

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Vonn is planning to retire following Sunday's downhill race and already completed one downhill training run on Monday.

American teammate Laurenne Ross, who also crashed in the super-G, is also sitting out Wednesday's training, as is another crash victim, Christina Ager of Austria.

Marcia Clark tells familiar tale in new show

Marcia Clark insists she's not reliving her post-O.J. Simpson trial life in the new series "The Fix."

Clark co-created the ABC show about a character that viewers who followed the Simpson saga will recognize. Robin Tunney stars as a Los Angeles district attorney whose failed prosecution of a famous movie star on trial for double murder derails her career.

Eight years after the first trial, the actor comes under suspicion for another murder and Tunney's character seeks the justice that first eluded her.

Clark told a TV critics' meeting on Tuesday that the show's first five minutes draws on what she went through during the Simpson trial. After that, she says the story is complete fiction.

The series debuting March 18 will focus on a single case over 10 episodes.

Today's birthdays: Composer-conductor John Williams is 87. ABC News anchor Ted Koppel is 79. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 66. Singer Vince Neil of Motley Crue is 58. Actor Seth Green ("Austin Powers," ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer") is 45. Actress Cecily Strong ("Saturday Night Live") is 35. Actress Karle Warren ("Judging Amy") is 27.

— The Associated Press


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