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Linda Pugach dies at 75; disfigured by lye, she married attacker
Linda Pugach dies at 75; disfigured by lye, she married attacker

"It's me and Burt against the world."-- Linda Pugach, 2007With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events.PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-haired beauty with a creamy complexion, a sassy mouth and curves in all the right places. She fell for a successful older man named Burton Pugach, who wined and dined her--until she found out about his wife.Then she dumped him.Then he hired a goon to throw lye in her face and went to prison for 14 years.PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013When he got out, she married him.The marriage dumbfounded some who knew her and many who didn't. But...

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