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Linda Darnell is ...

Dead
Born 16 Oct 1923 in Dallas
Died 10 Apr 1965 in Glenview
Age41 years, 5 months
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Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell
Cropped screenshot of Linda Darnell from the trailer for the film A Letter to Three Wives

About Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell (born Monetta Eloyse Darnell, October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965) was an American film actress. Darnell progressed from modeling as a child to acting in theater and film 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). She won critical acclaim for her work in Unfaithfully Yours (1948) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949).

She is also known as Monetta Eloyse Darnall.

Death

Darnell died on April 10, 1965, from burns she received in a house fire in Glenview, Illinois early the day before. She had been staying at the home of her former secretary and former agent. She was trapped on the second floor of the home by heat and smoke, as the fire had started in the living room.

The women urged the young girl to jump from the second-floor window. After her daughter had jumped, Darnell's secretary stood on the window ledge, calling for help. She had lost track of Darnell and insisted the firefighters rescue her before she was taken from the window ledge. Darnell was found next to the burning living room sofa; she was transferred to the burn unit at Chicago's Cook County Hospital with burns to 80% of her body.

After her death, a man who said he was Darnell's fiance identified her body. A coroner's inquest into her death ruled that Darnell's death was accidental and that the fire had begun in or near the living room sofa and was caused by careless smoking; both adult women were smokers.

Films

Linda Darnell has worked on the following films:

Anna and the King of Siam
1946 drama film
1946
Slattery's Hurricane
1950 film by André de Toth
1950
Forever Amber
1947 film by Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl
1947
Blood and Sand
1941 film by Budd Boetticher, Rouben Mamoulian
1941
Unfaithfully Yours
1948 film by Preston Sturges
1948
The Mark of Zorro
1940 American adventure film
1940
Second Chance
1953 American color thriller
1953
Hangover Square
1945 film by John Brahm
1945
No Way Out
1950 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1950
Fallen Angel
1945 black-and-white film noir
1945
It Happened Tomorrow
1944 film by René Clair
1944
Zero Hour!
1957 American drama film
1957
Everybody Does It
1950 film by Edmund Goulding
1950
Blackbeard the Pirate
1952 film by Raoul Walsh
1952
Brigham Young
1940 American film
1940
City Without Men
1943 American drama film
1943
The Walls of Jericho
1948 film by John M. Stahl
1948
Buffalo Bill
1944 film by William A. Wellman
1944
Saturday Island
1952 film by Stuart Heisler
1952
Summer Storm
1944 film by Douglas Sirk
1944
Black Spurs
1965 film by R. G. Springsteen
1965
Chad Hanna
1940 film by Henry King
1940
The 13th Letter
1951 film by Otto Preminger
1951
The Great John L.
1945 film by Frank Tuttle
1945
The Lady Pays Off
1951 film by Douglas Sirk
1951
Centennial Summer
1946 film by Otto Preminger
1946
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
1942 film by Harry Lachman
1942
Angels of Darkness
1954 film by Giuseppe Amato
1954
Day-Time Wife
1939 film by Gregory Ratoff
1939
Sweet and Low-Down
1944 film by Archie Mayo
1944
This Is My Love
1954 film by Stuart Heisler
1954
The Last Five Minutes
1955 film by Giuseppe Amato
1955
Night Without Sleep
1952 American film by Roy Ward Baker
1952
Dakota Incident
1956 film by Lewis R. Foster
1956
Hotel for Women
1939 film by Gregory Ratoff
1939
Star Dust
1940 film by Walter Lang
1940
The Guy Who Came Back
1951 film by Joseph M. Newman
1951
Rise and Shine
1941 film by Allan Dwan
1941