born: Janary 10, 1949 - Bronx
, New York
died: April 22, 2002 -
Linda Lovelace, 53, real name Linda Boreman, died Monday from injuries she suffered in a car crash on April 3, 2002. She was taken off life support after more than 2 weeks and died on April 22.
She was most famous for starring in the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat and later became an anti-porn activist. She wrote an autobiography in 1980 called Ordeal. Boreman claimed she was never paid for Deep Throat even though the film grossed a reported $600 million.
Boreman's second ex-husband, Larry Marchiano said, "Everyone might know her as something else, but we knew her as mom and as Linda."