Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell

Female 1923 - 1965  (41 years)    Has no ancestors and no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Linda Darnell 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 16 Oct 1923  Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Apr 1965  Chicago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I382947  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2002 

    Family 1 John Peverell Marley,   b. 14 Aug 1901, San Jose, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1964, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1944 
    Divorced 1952 
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2002 
    Family ID F152365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Phillip Liebmann,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1954 
    Divorced 1955 
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2002 
    Family ID F152367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Merle Roy Robertson 
    Married 1957 
    Divorced 1962 
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2002 
    Family ID F152366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 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 was, she was sent home and told to come back when she was 15. Her fourth film, "Star Dust" (1940), was based on this real life experience. It was "Star Dust" that Darnell was watching the night of April 9, 1965, at the Chicago home of her former secretary. The house caught on fire in the early hours of the next morning and Darnell died that afternoon in Cook County Hospital. The character she played in one of her best known roles, "Forever Amber" (1947) survived the London fire, the plague and the perils of being the mistress of the English king, Charles II.


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