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Ex-Porn Star Lovelace Dies at 53


DENVER (AP) - Linda Boreman, who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and later became an anti-porn advocate, died Monday from injuries she suffered in a car crash. She was 53.

Boreman was taken to Denver Health Medical Center with massive trauma and internal injuries after the April 3 accident, hospital spokeswoman Sara Spaulding said. She was taken off life support Monday, Spaulding said.

Boreman's ex-husband, Larry Marchiano, said he and their two adult children were at the hospital when she died.

"Everyone might know her as something else, but we knew her as mom and as Linda," Marchiano said. "We divorced five years ago, but she was still my best friend."

The family moved to Colorado in 1990 and the two divorced in 1996 after 22 years of marriage.

Boreman claimed her first husband forced her into pornography at gunpoint. They divorced in 1973.

Their relationship disintegrated into a life of violence, rape, prostitution and pornography, according to her 1980 autobiography, "Ordeal" and her testimony before congressional committees investigating pornography.

Boreman said she was never paid a penny for "Deep Throat" and her husband only was paid $1,250, though the film grossed a reported $600 million.

After leaving the industry, she traveled the lecture circuit on a crusade against pornography, speaking at colleges and with prominent feminists.

"I look in the mirror and I look the happiest I've ever looked in my entire life," she said in a 1997 interview. "I'm not ashamed of my past or sad about it. And what people might think of me, well, that's not real. I look in the mirror and I know that I've survived."

Boreman was born Jan. 10, 1949, in the Bronx borough of New York.

-- (, April 23, 2002


I get so nostalgic for the golden days of porn.......Marilyn Chambers, Johnny Wadd, seedy XXXX theaters patronized by lonely men in trenchcoats. Then video brought porn home to the subdivision.

Nothing gold can stay

---Robert Frost

-- (, April 23, 2002.


Thank you for providing information on this tragic turn of events. Linda Lovelace set the standard of ultimate lust for teenage boys of the time. I still have fond memories of my first foray into the theatre to view Deep Throat.

Of the stars of the so-called Golden age of Porn not many are left. Though Mairilyn Chambers of Behind the Green Door fame surfaces on Cinemax every once in a while.

BTW, did you ever see the movie about the two brothers who made Behind the Green Door and started a variety of business activities in the adult business market. The brothers were played by Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen but I can't seem to remember the name of the film. For the subject matter, it was actually a pretty good movie.

-- Jack Booted Thug (, April 23, 2002.


I vaguely remember a story about two brothers in San Francisco that were porn-kings. They had a falling out. I think one got killed. I think the other one moved to Montana and became a dental-floss tycoon.

-- (, April 23, 2002.

Fond memories of the shy boyfriend who, at a loss to explain the desired activity, snuck underage moi into a foul-smelling theater to show me what he could not ask for. While he and I parted company soon after, I left enlightened. And disgusted, because he kept re- dedicating his life in church if he had sinful thoughts. The congregation would turn to stare at moi, and the third Sunday in a row was too much. The film was Deep Throat.

-- helen (, April 23, 2002.

Mitchell Brothers

-- Send (mo@money.please), April 23, 2002.

Rated X

-- (cin@cin.cin), April 23, 2002.

Thanks Cin. See I told you it was good, its not in stock right now.

-- Jack Booted Thug (, April 23, 2002.

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