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** FILE ** This handout photo provided by Magnolia Pictures shows Linda and Burt Pugach in 1974. Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face and became a media sensation after later marrying him died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in New York. She was 75. (AP Photo/ Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and Shoot the Moon Productions, file)
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** FILE ** This handout photo provided by Magnolia Pictures shows Linda and Burt Pugach in 1974. Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face and became a media sensation after later marrying him died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in New York. She was 75. (AP Photo/ Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and Shoot the Moon Productions, file)

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