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.
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.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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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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Mark Judd: [Walking over to Stella] I knew you'd come back Stella.
Stella: [looks at him from her chair in disdain, rubbing her sore feet] Okay.
Lora Mae Hollingsway: [who has just finished dressing for a date] How do I look?
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