Canadian music fans might have heard of Sherrie Lea Laird. She covered Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” She has a band, Pandemonia, and they just released a classic rock CD called Left to Die…In the Wide Open.
Oh, yeah—and she married Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, had an affair with JFK, and starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Laird is the subject of a book by a Dr. Adrian Finkelstein, “Marilyn Monroe Returns: The Healing of a Soul.” She says that even before she knew who Marilyn was, she felt an affinity with her. She’s been attracted to men who look like Marilyn’s past loves and her biological dad. She was born 11 months after Marilyn died. And according to Dr. Finkelstein, she has the same facial features, body type, handwriting and personality quirks as the iconic entertainer.
“I didn’t like these flashbacks, and remembering things I couldn’t have known,” she said. “I wanted to get rid of them, so I looked up past-life regression experts on the internet.”
This brought her to Dr. Finkelstein in L.A. He’s the one who convinced her that she couldn’t excise Marilyn’s soul from her body—just become better able to deal with it.
Laird says that Marilyn herself believed in reincarnation, and before Marilyn was Marilyn, she was a half-black, half-Native woman, and when she dies, someone else will be Sherrie.
Of course, skeptics counter that physical resemblance doesn’t mean anything—there are lots of celebrity impersonators. And everything about Marilyn Sherrie knew instinctively as a child is public knowledge—or else impossible to verify.
But if you want to see for yourself, you can see Sherrie and Dr. Finkelstein, and maybe Marilyn as well, on Geraldo Live on the Fox News channel at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Photo by Dr. Adrian Finkelstein, from his website Past Lives. Thanks to Jezebel for the news.