Roxbury is home to a plethora of artistic residents, including actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell, musical composer Stephen Sondheim, journalist Gay Talese, actor Joseph Godfrey and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. At one point, all three stars of the US television series Rescue Me – Jerry Adler, Michael Lombardi and Dennis Leary – lived in Roxbury simultaneously. The town’s late residents have included writer Frank McCourt, novelist William Styron, sculptor Alexander Calder, actors Walter Matthau and Richard Widmark, screenwriter Tom Cole and playwright Arthur Miller.
But none of those names compare to Roxbury’s most famous resident: Marilyn Monroe. Learn More BBC Travel Story