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Lye attack

Burt Pugach and wife Linda arrive to attend the premiere of, the documentary film about themselves, "Crazy Love" in New York May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Woman blinded in infamous 1959 NYC crime dies

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 — has died, her husband said Jan. 24. She was 75.