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Cinematographer Pev Marley Tried to Sell His Wife, Actress Linda Darnell, to Howard Hughes

The resulting mess was far from the worst tragedy in Darnell’s life.

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A stunning brunette sex symbol married to cinematographer Pev Marley, Darnell thought her affair with Howard Hughes would result in marriage to the aviator. But after Hughes’ near-fatal 1946 plane crash, Marley tried to make a deal to sell his wife to the tycoon—which was not what Darnell wanted. This wasn’t the low point of a life that ended in incredible tragedy, amid a career that, to this day, has not been given the acclaim it deserves.


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