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Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949 – April 22, 2002), better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American porn actress who was famous for her performance of deep throat fellatio in the enormously successful 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. She later denounced her pornography career, claimed that she had been forced into it by her sadistic first husband, and for a while became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.
Boreman was born in The Bronx, New York City, the daughter of a policeman and a mother she claimed was very strict. Her parents were Roman Catholic, and Boreman attended Catholic schools, including St. John the Baptist in Yonkers, New York, and Maria Regina High School, in Hartsdale, New York. She was nicknamed "Miss Holy Holy" in high school because she kept her dates at a safe distance. When Boreman was 16, her family moved to Florida.
In her 1980 autobiography, "Ordeal," she said she gave birth to a son in 1969 when she was 20, and her mother put the child up for adoption. Boreman said she had been told the child was only being put in foster care until she was ready to care for him, and was heartbroken to learn she would never see him again. Boreman moved back to New York in 1970. She was involved in a violent car crash, requiring her to undergo a blood transfusion which lead to later health problems. She returned home to recover.
While recovering at her parents` home, Boreman became involved with Chuck Traynor. According to Boreman, Traynor was violent and controlling. She said he forced her to move to New York, where he became her manager, pimp and husband.
Boreman was soon performing as Linda Lovelace in hardcore "loops" (short 8mm silent films made for peep shows). She starred in a 1971 bestiality film (titled Dog Fucker or Dogarama). She later denied appearing in the film, until several of the original loops proved otherwise.
In 1972, Boreman starred in Deep Throat, which achieved surprising and unprecedented popularity among mainstream audiences, even a review in the New York Times.
After Deep Throat, Boreman appeared in only two films, both of which were softcore: Deep Throat II (1974), an R-rated sequel to the hardcore original, and an erotic comedy, Linda Lovelace for President (1975). In her 1980 autobiography, Ordeal, Lovelace maintained that those films used leftover footage from Deep Throat; however, she frequently contradicted this statement. She also appeared in Playboy, Bachelor and Esquire between 1973 and 1974.
In January 1974, Boreman was arrested for possession of cocaine and amphetamines. During that same year, she published two "pro-porn" biographies, Inside Linda Lovelace and The Intimate Diary of Linda Lovelace.
In about 1976, she was chosen to play the title role in a big-budget erotic movie, Laure. However, according to the producer Ovidio G. Assonitis, Lovelace was, "very much on drugs" at the time. She had already signed for the part when she decided that "God had changed her life," refused to do any nudity, and even objected to a statue of the Venus de Milo on the set because of its exposed breasts. She was replaced by French actress Annie Belle.
On April 3, 2002, Boreman lost control of her car, which rolled twice. She suffered massive trauma and internal injuries. On April 22, 2002 she was taken off life support and died in Denver, Colorado at the age of 53. Her ex-husband, Larry Marchiano, and their two children were present when she died. Boreman was interred at Parker Cemetery in Parker, Colorado.
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Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949 – April 22, 2002), more commonly referred to by her previous stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American pornographic actress famous for her performance in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. Although the film was an enormous success at the time, it later transpired that Boreman had been allegedly threatened and coerced into her performance by her abusive husband Chuck Traynor. Boreman describes the tragic reality of what went on behind the scenes in her autobiography Ordeal. She later became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.
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