(27 January 1949 - 7 August 1956) (divorced) 2 children
Late 46 meets Tyrone Power for the first time in Acapulco, where he`s making Captain from Castile, and she`s filming Tarzan and the Mermaids / meets Power for the first time in the lobby of the Grand Hotel in Rome
27 January 47 marries Tyrone Power in Rome; an audience with Pope Pius XII follows
49 the marriage begins to disintegrate two-and-a-half years after the wedding
October 51 her daughter Romina Francesca is born
53 is supposed to do Mississippi Gambler opposite Power but loses her part to Piper Laurie
her co-star Richard Conte has some amorous ideas on the set of Slaves of Babylon
is visiting her mother in Mexico City when the final break from Power comes
12 / 13 September 53 her daughter Taryn Stephanie is born
Christmas 53 invites her teenage chum Tita Purdom, wife of aspiring British actor Edmund Purdom, to a Christmas Eve party at the Powers` Bel Air mansion. She and Tita
attended the same school in Haifa, Palestine. Soon after the party, Purdom moves into the Powers` guest house, while his wife and child remain at the garage apartment.
54 while Ty`s at the studio, she and Purdom play a game of motorized follow-the-leader; their destinations are two hamburger joints in the area
the Powers and the Purdoms leave for a five-day Mexican vacation and make a foursome in excursions to Hollywood nightspots
Late 54 separates from Power
November 54 the "perfect marriage" between Tyrone and her is finished
55 is supposed to do Solomon and Sheba opposite Power, but both refuse
3 May 55 divorces Tyrone Power in Santa Monica Superior Court, charging mental cruelty. Ty gives her an estimated $1,000,000 for his freedom. The "reasons" behind his generosity are sizzling. Linda has "an ace in the hole." She also receives custody of their two daughters for 10 months a year. The name of Purdom isn`t mentioned.
December 55 MGM is unhappy about the news concerning Purdom and the soon-to-be-ex Mrs. Tyrone Power
August 56 divorces Power in London
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