Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell
1923 - 1965
Linda Darnell  American Actress

Linda Darnell dating history


Linda Darnell was previously married to Merle Roy Robertson (1957 - 1963), Phillip Liebmann (1954 - 1955) and J. Peverell Marley.

Linda Darnell was engaged to Howard Hughes (1946).

Linda Darnell was in relationships with Philip Kalavros (1962 - 1965), Cesar Romero (1962), Giuseppe Amato (1953 - 1955), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1949 - 1953), Kirk Douglas (1948), Kay Kyser (1944), Alan Gordon (1940 - 1942), Dick Paxton (1940), Milton Berle (1940 - 1941), George Montgomery (1939), Victor M. Orsatti, Jackie Cooper and Robert Six.

Linda Darnell had encounters with Mickey Rooney (1940) and Don 'Red' Barry.


American Actress Linda Darnell passed away on 10th Apr 1965 Glenview, Illinois, USA aged 41. Born Monetta Eloyse Darnell on 16th October, 1923 (Libra) in Dallas, Texas, USA and educated at University High School, Linda Darnell is most remembered for Star Dust (1940). Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Linda Darnell was in 10 on-screen matchups, including Dana Andrews in Fallen Angel (1945), Cornel Wilde in Forever Amber (1947), Dick Powell in It Happened Tomorrow (1944), Gary Merrill in Night Without Sleep (1952) and Keith Andes in Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952).

Linda Darnell is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American stage actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 8 years 6 years -
Engaged1 1 year - -
Dating13 4 years, 5 months 10 months, 23 days 2 months, 1 day
Encounter2 - - -
Total19 8 years 1 year, 7 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name Linda
Last Name Darnell
Full Name at Birth Monetta Eloyse Darnell
Alternative Name Tweedles, Monetta Eloyse Darnell, Linda Darnell
Age 41 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th October, 1923
Birthplace Dallas, Texas, USA
Died 10th April, 1965
Place of Death Glenview, Illinois, USA
Cause of Death House Fire
Buried Union Hill Cemetery
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight 122lbs (55 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Sunset High School, University High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Star Dust (1940)
Year(s) Active 1939–1965
Brand Endorsement (1962) Print ad: Camel cigarettes, Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
Official Websites,,
Father Roy Darnell
Mother Pearl Darnell
Brother Calvin Darnell, Monte Darnell
Sister Undeen Darnell, Monetta Darnell
Friend Carole Landis, Ann Miller, Dorothy Lamour, Lana Turner, Rosemary DeCamp, Gladys Witten, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, Peter Hurd, Dorris Bowdon, Mary Healy, Betty Grable, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Cooper
Associated People Constance Collier
Favorite Songs Ave Maria
Favorite Colors White

Linda Darnell (born Monetta Eloyse Darnell; October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965) was an American actress. Darnell progressed from modeling as a child to acting in theater and film. 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 co-starred with 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).

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Linda Darnell41 LibraActress
Philip Kalavros-
Cesar Romero86 AquariusActor
Merle Roy Robertson-
Giuseppe Amato64 VirgoFilm Director
Phillip Liebmann-
Joseph L. Mankiewicz83 AquariusWriter
Kirk Douglas103 SagittariusActor
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
J. Peverell Marley62 LeoCinematographer
Kay Kyser80 GeminiSinger
Alan Gordon-Other
Dick Paxton78 Scorpio
Mickey Rooney93 VirgoActor
Milton Berle93 CancerActor
George Montgomery84 VirgoActor
Victor M. Orsatti78 SagittariusAgent
Jackie Cooper88 VirgoActor
Don 'Red' Barry68 CapricornActor
Robert Six79 CancerBusiness
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Charlotte (adopted) LolaFemalePhillip Liebmann


Black Spurs1965SadieMovie
Burke's Law1963Monica CrenshawTV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958Zina FeliceTV Show
Cimarron City1958Mary ClintonTV Show
Pursuit1958Carol WallaceTV Show
Zero Hour!1957Ellen StrykerMovie
Wagon Train1957Dora Gray, Dora Gray FogelberryTV Show
Dakota Incident1956Amy ClarkeMovie
Playhouse 901956Meg LyttletonTV Show
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955LoraTV Show
Screen Directors Playhouse1955Ellen BarberTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Lily MartynTV Show
It Happens in Roma1955Renata AdorniMovie
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV Show
Climax!1954Helen RandallTV Show
Studio 571954TV Show
Angels of Darkness1954Lola BaldiMovie
This Is My Love1954Vida DoveMovie
Second Chance1953Clare Shepperd, alias Clare SinclairMovie
Blackbeard, the Pirate1952Edwina MansfieldMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Ann Dean, Jennifer Hollander, Meredith MontagueTV Show
Night Without Sleep1952Julie BannonMovie
Island of Desire1952Lt. Elizabeth SmytheMovie
The 13th Letter1951Denise TurnerMovie
The Guy Who Came Back1951Dee ShaneMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
The Lady Pays Off1951Evelyn Walsh WarrenMovie
No Way Out1950Edie JohnsonMovie
Two Flags West1950Elena KennistonMovie
A Letter to Three Wives1949Lora Mae HollingswayMovie
Everybody Does It1949Cecil CarverMovie
Slattery's Hurricane1949Aggie HobsonMovie
The Walls of Jericho1948Algeria WedgeMovie
Unfaithfully Yours1948Daphne De CarterMovie
Forever Amber1947Amber St. ClairMovie
Anna and the King of Siam1946TuptimMovie
Centennial Summer1946Edith RogersMovie
My Darling Clementine1946ChihuahuaMovie
Fallen Angel1945StellaMovie
Hangover Square1945Netta LongdonMovie
The Great John L.1945Anne LivingstoneMovie
Buffalo Bill1944Dawn StarlightMovie
It Happened Tomorrow1944Sylvia SmithMovie
Summer Storm1944Olga Kuzminichna UrbeninMovie
Sweet and Low-Down1944Trudy WilsonMovie
The Song of Bernadette1943The Virgin Mary (uncredited)Movie
City Without Men1943Nancy JohnsonMovie
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe1942Virginia ClemmMovie
Blood and Sand1941Carmen EspinosaMovie
Rise and Shine1941Louise MurrayMovie
Brigham Young1940Zina WebbMovie
Chad Hanna1940CarolineMovie
Star Dust1940Carolyn SayresMovie
The Mark of Zorro1940Lolita QuinteroMovie
Day-Time Wife1939JaneMovie
Hotel for Women1939Marcia BromleyMovie
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DarkMarcDarkMarcAug 8, 2018

Linda Darnell was known as "The girl with the perfect face." Linda Darnell was extremely beautiful and developed into a voluptuous beauty whose perfect complexion was always an asset as she made the transition from v*rginal heroines in mantillas and lace to women not averse to revealing a tough streak beneath the deceptive sweep of her wardrobe. In 1949 Darnell starred in A Letter To Three Wives the other two were Jeanne Crain and Ann Sothern. In 1949’s A Letter to Three Wives, written and directed by Mankiewicz, Darnell earned the best reviews of her career. As Lora Mae Finney, a social-climbing beauty who’s literally from the wrong side of the tracks—the whole house shakes whenever a train roars by—she’s hard-edged, touching and hilarious. She gets some of the best lines in a flawless script, and casually belts every one of them into the stands. Determined to marry Porter Hollingsway (Paul Douglas), who owns the department store where she and half the town work, Lora Mae wangles a late-night meeting to discuss a promotion, though both she and Porter know it’s a prelude to something more. As she sweeps into the kitchen before the date, her mother’s friend Sadie (Thelma Ritter), who deems her dress much too simple, asks, “Doncha think you should wear something with beads?” And Lora Mae replies matter-of-factly, “Ma, what I got don’t need beads.” She’s not vain, just realistic—but she thinks she’s savvier than she is. She plans to snag Porter by playing the naif, but soon discovers just how out far of her depth, and genuinely innocent, she really is. That Darnell wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar for her performance was criminal; they should have just dispensed with the ceremony and mailed the thing to her house. As the studio system began to collapse, so did Darnell’s film career; Fox dropped her contract in 1952. She freelanced for a while, with little success. So she turned to television and then the stage, where, to the surprise of skeptics, she thrived in plays as farflung as The Children’s Hour, Critic’s Choice and A Roomful of Roses. In 1956, she took on the daunting role of the compassionate teacher in a Miami production of Robert Anderson’s controversial Tea and Sympathy, opposite a 20-year-old Burt Reynolds. “I’m scared stiff [about the play],” she confided to local reporters. “But this marvelous, magic world of live theater is one of the high spots of my life.” The Miami Herald called it a “sensitive, absorbing presentation” in which “Miss Darnell gives the role a new dimension.” In the spring of 1965, while preparing for a play near Chicago, she stayed at the home of her friend and former secretary, Jeanne Curtis, one of many former Fox staffers who still adored her. Late one night, she turned on the television only to find her 17-year-old self staring back at her in Star Dust, her second big film. Not long after drifting off to sleep, she was jolted awake by the smell of smoke and the sounds of panic: the house was on fire. While Curtis, her husband and her daughter leapt to safety from a second-floor window, Darnell, too terrified to jump, tried to escape through a downstairs door. But a neighbor had run over and smashed a back window with a shovel, and the inrushing air fed the fire and spread the flames throughout the first floor. Darnell, who had a lifelong fear of fire, was found crouched behind the sofa, burned over almost 90 percent of her body. She died at the hospital two days later, regaining consciousness only once, briefly, when Lola arrived at her bedside. She was 41 years old. Contrary to persistent rumors, she had not fallen asleep while smoking, nor had she been drinking. She had nothing to do with starting the awful blaze that claimed her life.

wjerryzwjerryzNov 6, 2015

Very beautiful and talented actress. Being in movies for 30 years

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

very pretty lady

isas2thorMay 13, 2010

Perfect girl!! ;)

darnell_s_fandarnell_s_fanFeb 16, 2010

The most beautiful actress in the world!

JcsteelJcsteelJan 2, 2009

my grandmothers first cousin was Linda making Linda Darnell my great aunt Fun =)

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