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Linda Darnell Overview:

Legendary actress, Linda Darnell, was born Monetta Eloyse Darnell on Oct 16, 1923 in Dallas, TX. Darnell appeared in over 55 film and TV roles. Her best known films include Forever Amber, My Darling Clementine, This is My Love, A Letter to Three Wives, Unfaithfully Yours and four films with Tyrone Power: Day-Time Wife, Brigham Young, The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand. Linda Darnell also played the uncredited role of The Virgin Mary in The Song of Bernadette (1943, starring Jennifer Jones). Darnell died at the age of 41 on Apr 10, 1965 in Glenview, IL and was laid to rest in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square (Chester County), PA.

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Linda Darnell was seldom well-cast by her studio, Twentieth Century-Fox, who used her as lovely decoration or (after Forever Amber) as a lightweight sex symbol. Only occasional films, such as My Darling Clementine and This is My Love, showcased her qualities of wilfulness, hard-heartedness and deep-seated smoulder that could have made Darnell a tragedienne of the first order.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Linda Darnell's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #52 on Mar 18, 1940. Darnell was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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oooThe anti-Damsel Blogathon has produced numerous fine essays, but this is among those that really stand out. Many thanks to BNoirDetour for permission to reblog. BNoirDetour Noir is full of strong, independent women. Many, of course, live on the wrong side of the law and lure men in to carry out t... Read full article


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By Dawn on Aug 27, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965). By the age of 15, she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox. Her first film was, Hotel for Women (1939). A story about a girl, who travels to New York be with her boyfriend, a successful architect, who no longer in love with her. Her friends... Read full article


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By Dawn on Oct 16, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965). Film actress that began her career as a child model, and moved onto theater and film acting. She made her first film in 1939, and performed in supporting roles for 20th Century Fox throughout the 1940s. She rose to fame with co-starring roles ... Read full article


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Linda Darnell Quotes:

King Charles II: [at a royal ball] Look at them. My loving subjects. You'd never know that half of them danced in Puritan garb while my father went to the chopping block.
Amber St. Clair: [moved] No wonder you seek solace in amusement, sire.
[slyly]
Amber St. Clair: Can a common trollop help you to forget?


Jane Norton: If a woman can't hold her man, then it's her own fault. But I'm going to hold mine.


Sen. Blakely: These things are bound to happen. Until we can find a common ground, a common language...
Amy Clarke: You can't kill an Indian with words.
Sen. Blakely: Never underestimate the power of words, Miss Clarke. It only takes one word to start a war: charge! There's also a single word to end one: armistice.
Amy Clarke: Have you found the words to end this one?


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Stage and television actress.

Died in a fire of unknown source while visiting friends. While sleeping upstairs and awakened by smoke, she tried to exit through the downstairs door, but was trapped. Badly burned over 90% of her body she died the following day in the hospital. Source: "Hollywood Beauty" by Ronald L. Davis University of Oklahoma Press.

One of her closest friends was actress Ann Miller.

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