Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Linda Darnell, was a child model. Her first film was in Hotel for Women (1939). She was 16 and became the youngest leading lady in Hollywood history. Her next film was Day-Time Wife (1939). Her third film was Star Dust (1940). Where Linda rose to stardom.

In 1941 she performed in Blood and Sand (1941) and Rise and Shine (1941). In 1945 she performed in Hangover Square(1945). The following year Linda performed with Lillian Gish in Centennial Summer (1946).

Later that same year she co-starred with Henry Fonda and Victor Mature in My Darling Clementine (1946). Linda reached the height of her career when she played opposite Cornel Wilde in 1947's Forever Amber (1947).

In 1952 she starred in Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) along with Irene Ryan, Robert Newton, and William Bendix. Linda's final appearance on the silver screen was in 1965's Black Spurs.

Linda Darnell's Best Known Films:
Black Spurs (1965)
Second Chance (1953)
No Way Out (1950)
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Forever Amber (1947)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
The Great John L. (1945)
Fallen Angel (1945)
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Blood and Sand (1941)
Chad Hanna (1940)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Brigham Young (1940)
Star Dust (1940)
Daytime Wife (1939)


  1. Linda Darnell, Wow!!! I always thought Ty Power was nuts to leave her for Rita in Blood & Sand. But that's just me. Love her in Mark Of Zorro which is the first time I saw her as a young teen.

  2. Paul, I agree. Ty Powers was nuts to leave her for Rita..Blood and Sand is one of my favorite movies.

  3. Dawn, I don't know if you saw cagney fan's comment at the CFU about Ty not being as big a star as Gable or Cagney I wonder if cagney knows who was the box office king of Hollywood during the late 30's early 40's?

  4. Paul, I have not had time to run over to CFU, to read the blogs.(I hope I can get back in the swing of things soon). I know that cagneyfan loves Cagney. So she maybe one sided. :)


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