Linda Darnell

Actor Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell was an American film actress. Darnell was a model as a child, and progressed to theater and film acting as an adolescent. At the encouragement of her mother, she made her first film in 1939, and appeared in supporting roles in big budget films for 20th Century Fox throughout the 1940s. She rose to fame with co-starring roles opposite Tyrone Power in adventure films and established a main character career after her role in Forever Amber (1947).
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home town
Dallas, Texas
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Linda Darnell on TCM: A LETTER TO THREE WIVES, NO WAY OUT - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Linda Darnell, the gorgeous leading lady of numerous 20th Century Fox productions of the '40s, is Turner Classic Movies' "Summer Under the Stars" player this Saturday, August 27. TCM, which has leased titles from the Fox library, is showing 14 Linda
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TCM salutes Carole Lombard, screwball queen and sexy dame - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Linda Darnell is the honoree today, and her best film, “A Letter to Three Wives,” screens at 8 tonight. Anne Francis, who died in January, will be saluted Monday with “Blackboard Jungle” at 8 pm and “Forbidden Planet” at 10. Dyanmic Howard Keel gets
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Ten movies that speak to Utah's history and character - Salt Lake Tribune
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But here goes: Director Henry Hathaway turns the story of the Mormon migration to Utah into a rousing adventure, with a love story between Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell, and a cool depiction of the Mormon Cricket infestation
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Tallassee Church News - Wetumpka Herald
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Linda Darnell will have a devotional message and Angie McCullers will be the speaker. A light meal will be served. For more information, call 334-567-8754 or email us at mourningtomorning@gmail.com. Community Senior Day is scheduled for Aug
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Cranky Hanke's Weekly Reeler Aug. 24-30: Dont be afraid of a tabloid idiot brother - Mountain Xpress (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Saturday is Linda Darnell. Sunday is Carole Lombard, who is almost always welcome. Monday is Anne Francis—that makes Peter Lawford seem slightly more reasonable. And Tuesday is Howard Keel—no comment. The basic goal in allowing comments on Xpress
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Only Yesterday - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - over 6 years
Movies playing at the Himmler Theatre, Dallas, included “Meet John Doe” starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck; “Singing Hill” starring Gene Autry; and “Blood and Sand” starring Tyrone power and Linda Darnell. Information for “Only Yesterday” is
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Historicist: Hailey's Comet - Torontoist
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Released in November 1957, Zero Hour starred Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Sterling Hayden, and its script became the basis for the 1980 parody Airplane. Hailey continued to write dramas for television. Although he made as much as $10000 per
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Marcos históricos do western: 1939-1949 - Tribuna do Norte - Natal
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Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, John Ireland. 1946 - DUELO AO SOL (Duel in the Sun). Direção: King Vidor. Produtor: David O. Selznick. Roteiro (adaptado): David O. Selznick. Fotografia (Tecnicolor): Lee
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The following arrests and citations were issued recently by the New Bern ... - ENC Today
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Officer: R. Scott. Linda Darnell Cox, 54, 228 Cowell Road, Alliance, June 21, misdemeanor larceny. Officer: B. Moyet. David Joshua Quinn, 40, 905 Simmons St., New Bern, June 1, driving while license revoked, no insurance. Officer: M. Vonbehren
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Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, James Stewart Among Stars Celebrated ... - TVbytheNumbers
Google News - over 6 years
26), Linda Darnell (Aug. 27), Anne Francis (Aug. 29) and Howard Keel (Aug. 30). SUMMER UNDER THE STARS also features 44 films making their first appearances on TCM, including the rarely screened Trent's Last Case (1952 – Aug. 8), starring Orson Welles;
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Rare opportunity to see 1879 steam fire engine fired up, pumping - Nevada Appeal
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It was also featured in the closing scenes of the Fox movie “Hangover Square,” in 1946, starring Linda Darnell and George Sanders, although modified to resemble an English “Metropolitan” style fire engine. The steamer is part of the collection of the
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The Films Of Otto Preminger: A Retrospective - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Ready to join their troupe of cons, he sticks around when he falls for a brassy and sassy gold-digging waitress (Linda Darnell). Bewitched by her aloof charms, he becomes consumed, vowing to marry her and buy her a home, but penniless, the handsome
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Royal British Legion celebrate 90 years in Kirkby - Mansfield Chad
Google News - over 6 years
Kirkby Welfare Band, the Festival Swing and Dance Society and singers Magenta and Linda Darnell also entertained the crowds. Brian added: “Everybody got up on the grass and danced. It was a fantastic atmosphere.” There was a separate area for
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TV Q & A: 'Harry's Law' will return next season - Florida Today
Google News - over 6 years
A: Sounds like the 1949 film "Everybody Does It," with Paul Douglas as the husband, Celeste Holm as his wife, and Linda Darnell as a glamorous opera star with designs on Douglas. The cast also includes Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson and Leon Belasco
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the GIG GUIDE - Derbyshire Times
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... welcomes Loose Change. l The Likelyones play The Embassy, Foxwood, Sheffield. l Metropolis play classic rock at The Rose and Crown, Eckington. l Wild McBride travel to the Smithywood Club, Sheffield. l Linda Darnell entertains at Chesters Club,
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Comienza el ciclo 'Los toros en el cine' en el Museo de Roquetas - El Almería
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El jueves 9 será Sangre y arena de 1941, estadounidense dirigida por Rouben Mamoulian basado en la novela de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez con Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova, Anthony Quinn
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Pezzano: This bond remains striking - NorthJersey.com
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The Women's International Bowling Congress rallied its members through nickel and dime contributions and novelty bowling events with help from movie stars Harold Lloyd and Linda Darnell and the campaign raised more than $100000 — enough to finance a
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Vincent Price, interprete ideale dei noir di Edgar Allan Poe - Persinsala.it
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... seguirono Il conte di Essex (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex) (1939) di Michael Curtiz con Errol Flynn, Bette Davis e Olivia De Havilland, La grande missione (Brigham Young) (1940) di Henry Hathaway con Linda Darnell e Tyrone Power,
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Il 26 giugno ricorre il centenario della nascita di Carlo Dapporto: il ricordo ... - Sanremonews
Google News - almost 7 years
Cospicua anche la sua partecipazione a molti film di successo accanto ad attori di primo piano come Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Totò, Ave Ninchi, Amedeo Nazzari, Renato Rascel, Linda Darnell, Silvana Pampanini, Nino Taranto, Carlo Delle Piane e Walter
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Darnell
    FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 41
    Darnell died on April 10, 1965, from burns she received in a house fire in Glenview, Illinois early the day before.
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  • 1964
    Age 40
    She was promised a monthly alimony of $350 until July 15, 1964, and $250 until September 15, 1967.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 39
    In 1963, Darnell was granted a divorce from Robertson following an outburst in the courtroom, where she accused her third husband of fathering the baby of a Polish actress.
  • 1957
    Age 33
    In 1957, she started drinking heavily, and in November 1958, Darnell sank into a depression, but went into rehab, recovering for a while.
    Darnell was married to pilot Merle Roy Robertson from 1957 to 1963.
  • 1955
    Age 31
    In response, Darnell resorted to charity work, opening facilities accommodating 30 girls in the neighborhood of Rome in 1955.
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  • 1954
    Age 30
    In her later life, she dated actor Dick Paxton and had an affair with Italian director Giuseppe Amato. She married brewery heir Philip Liebmann in February 1954.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 27
    When she filed for divorce from Marley in 1951, she accused her husband of cruelty, claiming he was "rude" and "critical" towards Darnell and her family.
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  • 1950
    Age 26
    On July 19, 1950, Darnell reportedly had separated from her husband.
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  • 1949
    Age 25
    On January 25, 1949, Darnell went to court to sue her former business manager Cy Tanner for fraud.
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    When he left in late 1949 for on-location shooting of All About Eve (1950), Darnell fell into a depression and almost committed suicide.
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    In 1949, Darnell went into psychotherapy for hostile emotions that she had been building since childhood.
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  • 1948
    Age 24
    In mid-1948, she became romantically involved with Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the director of A Letter to Three Wives, and in July 1948, she filed for divorce.
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    Because Darnell and Marley were unable to have children, they adopted a daughter in 1948, Charlotte Mildred "Lola" Marley (born January 5, 1948), the actress's only child.
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  • 1946
    Age 22
    In 1946, during production of Centennial Summer, she repeatedly met with Howard Hughes.
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    Darnell replaced British actress Peggy Cummins in July 1946 at a cost of $350,000.
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    In 1946, Darnell won the starring role in the highly anticipated movie Forever Amber, based on a bestselling historical novel that was denounced as being immoral at that time.
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    In 1946, Darnell filmed two pictures simultaneously, the expensively budgeted Anna and the King of Siam and Preminger's Centennial Summer.
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  • 1945
    Age 21
    Due to her success in Fallen Angel, she was cast opposite Tyrone Power in Captain from Castile in December 1945, on the insistence of Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
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    In January 1945, she was added to the cast of the film noir Fallen Angel (1945), which also included Dana Andrews and Alice Faye.
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  • 1944
    Age 20
    Released in 1944, the film provided her a new screen image as a pin-up girl.
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    Matters changed when she was named one of the four most beautiful women in Hollywood, along with Hedy Lamarr, Ingrid Bergman, and Gene Tierney in a 1944 edition of Look.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 19
    By late 1943, Darnell was fed up with critics only praising her beauty rather than her acting abilities.
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    In 1943, she was cast, uncredited, as the Virgin Mary in The Song of Bernadette.
    In April 1943, she was put on suspension, which meant being replaced in the Technicolor musical film The Gang's All Here (1943).
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  • 1942
    Age 18
    Up to 1942, she dated Kay Kyser, Eddie Albert, George Montgomery, and Jackie Cooper, among others.
    Starting at age 17, Darnell dated her publicity agent Alan Gordon, whom she allegedly married in a double wedding with Lana Turner and Joseph Stephen Crane on July 17, 1942.
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    In early 1942, Darnell filmed The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, another film that would not do much to improve her career.
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  • 1941
    Age 17
    Months passed by without any work, and in August 1941, she was cast in a supporting role in the musical Rise and Shine (1941).
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  • 1940
    Age 16
    In 1940, Pearl accused her husband of having an incestuous relationship with Evelyn, one of her children, though he was not Evelyn's biological father.
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    The studio was unable to find Darnell suitable roles. In late 1940, Fox chose her for the main role in Song of the Islands (1942), a Hawaiian musical film which eventually starred Betty Grable.
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    In the summer of 1940, Darnell began working on The Mark of Zorro (1940), in which she again co-starred as Power's sweetheart in a role for which Anne Baxter was previously considered.
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    By June 1940, shortly after completing Brigham Young, Darnell achieved stardom and earned "a weekly salary larger than most bank officials."
  • 1939
    Age 15
    Following the film's release, she was cast in the drama comedy Star Dust in December 1939.
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    In a 1939 interview, she expressed her interest in starring opposite Power in Johnny Apollo (1940).
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    While working on Hotel for Women, Darnell was cast alongside Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert in Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) in June 1939.
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    Her true age came out later in 1939, and she became one of the few actresses under the age of 16 to serve as leading ladies in films.
    With production beginning in April 1939, she was featured in her first film Hotel for Women (1939), which had newspapers immediately hailing her as the newest star of Hollywood.
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    Nevertheless, by age 15, she was signed to a contract at 20th Century Fox and moved to a small apartment in Hollywood all alone on April 5, 1939.
  • 1938
    Age 14
    Arriving in California alongside Mary Healy and Dorris Bowdon in February 1938, Darnell was initially rejected by film studios and was sent home because she was declared "too young".
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  • 1936
    Age 12
    In 1936, she entered the Dallas Little Theater and was cast in the southwestern premiere of Murder in the Cathedral.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on October 16, 1923.
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