Today is Marina Oswald’s birthday. She was born in Severodvinsk, Russia as Miss Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova and later moved to Minsk where she would meet her husband Lee Harvey Oswald. After the birth of their first child, June, the Oswalds made their way to Texas to raise a family. Her husband, Lee Harvey, a former marine for the United States who had later defected to the Soviet Union, was deeply troubled by his past and had other intentions for their future. Marina, a busy, loving mother of two and relatively new immigrant to the United States struggled to keep her family together in a new country.
Michelle Trachtenberg @RealMichelleT delivers a tried-and-true portrayal of Marina Oswald in National Geographic Channel’s television event, Killing Kennedy. The historical docudrama will follow the tangled and intimate paths of both the Kennedy family as well as the Oswald’s and the tumultuous events that will inevitably bring them together.
Look out for Killing Kennedy on National Geographic Channel in November.