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Linda Darnell (1923–1965)

Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and when the studio found out how young she really ... See full bio »

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 1965 Black Spurs
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Monica Crenshaw
- Who Killed His Royal Highness? (1964) ... Monica Crenshaw
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Zina Felice
- Sing Something Simple (1959) ... Zina Felice
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Mary Clinton
- Kid on a Calico Horse (1958) ... Mary Clinton
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- Free Ride (1958)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dora Gray Fogelberry / Dora Gray
- The Sacramento Story (1958) ... Dora Gray Fogelberry
- The Dora Gray Story (1958) ... Dora Gray
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- My Little Girl (1958)
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Elevator (1958) ... Lora
 1957 Zero Hour!
Ellen Stryker
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Helen Randall
- Trial by Fire (1957) ... Helen Randall
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Meg Lyttleton
- Homeward Borne (1957) ... Meg Lyttleton
 1956-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Dean / Jennifer Hollander / Meredith Montague
- Fate Travels East (1957) ... Ann Dean
- All for a Man (1956) ... Jennifer Hollander / Meredith Montague
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Dakota Incident
Amy Clarke
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Ellen Barber
- White Corridors (1956) ... Ellen Barber
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Lily Martyn
- Deception (1956) ... Lily Martyn
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 It Happens in Roma
Renata Adorni
 1954 This Is My Love
Vida Dove
 1954 Angels of Darkness
Lola Baldi
 1953 Second Chance
Clare Shepperd, alias Clare Sinclair
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
Edwina Mansfield
 1952 Night Without Sleep
Julie Bannon
 1952 Island of Desire
Lt. Elizabeth Smythe
 1951 The Lady Pays Off
Evelyn Walsh Warren
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Dee Shane
 1951 The 13th Letter
Denise Turner
 1950 Two Flags West
Elena Kenniston
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Algeria Wedge
 1946 Centennial Summer
Edith Rogers
 1945 The Great John L.
Anne Livingstone
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Sylvia Smith / Sylvia Stevens
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Dawn Starlight
 1943 City Without Men
Nancy Johnson
 1941 Rise and Shine
Louise Murray
 1940 Chad Hanna
 1939 Hotel for Women
Marcia Bromley
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[about her time at Twentieth Century-Fox] Leaving Fox was like leaving home at 28; I'd been there since I was 16.


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. See more »



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