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Ex-Porn Star Lovelace Dies at 53

April 23, 2002

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DENVER (AP) _ Linda Boreman, who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1971 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 in a car accident April 3 south of Denver and was taken to Denver Health Medical Center with massive trauma and internal injures, hospital spokeswoman Sara Spaulding said. She was taken off life support and died about 3 p.m., Spaulding said.

Boreman’s ex-husband Larry Marchiano said he and their two children, ages 25 and 22, 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 25 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.

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