The Killing Of Anna Nicole Smith Cogito, 2020
Anna Nicole Smith first became famous as the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year. She later married octogenarian billionaire J. Howard Marshall, 63 years her senior. When he died without naming her in his will, Smith sued to inherit, alleging Marshall had promised her half his fortune, or $800 million. From then on her life was lived out in the tabloids as the public followed her court cases, wildly fluctuating weight, and all-too-obvious substance abuse. Marshall’s family fought her claim. In a complex series of legal twists and turns, the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which in May 2006 affirmed Smith’s right to sue.