Posts Tagged ‘Linda Riss’

Crazy Love

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Has anybody seen the Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens documentary Crazy Love telling the totally bizarre-o real life story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach? The human heart is a strange place, you know?

Here are the headlines: In 1957, Linda Riss was a stunningly beautiful young woman living in the Bronx. One day, attorney Burt Pugach, ten or so years her senior, spied her sitting in the park. As he tells it in the film, he thought she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen and he walked up to her and told her so.

Linda thought Burt was a loser, but gave him her phone number anyway. Fast forward a few months and the two are dating, with Burt dazzling Linda with his money.

Until the day she found out he was married.

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