The tale of Linda Pugarch is such a totally sad, macabre and fuqed up Love Zombie saga. I mean, seriously, w.t.f? I just read about it yesterday. She had a ten years older married lover, dumped him when he still wouldn’t leave his wife, he hired hitmen to blind her with lye & she married him when he got out of jail.
She was 22, a sheltered, dark-haired Bronx beauty said to look like Elizabeth Taylor.
He was a decade older, a suave lawyer who courted her with flowers, rides in his powder-blue Cadillac and trips to glittering Manhattan nightclubs. He was married, although not to her.
Linda Riss Pugach, whose blinding by her lover, Burton N. Pugach, in 1959 became a media sensation, and whose marriage to Pugach in 1974 became an equally sensational sequel, died at Forest Hills Hospital in Queens, New York on Tuesday at 75.
In the decades after their marriage, the Pugaches seemed hungry for limelight. Although reporters who visited their home wrote often of their unremitting bickering, the couple just as often appeared in the newspapers or on television to declare their mutual devotion.
They received renewed attention in 1997, when Burton Pugach went on trial in Queens on charges that he had sexually abused a woman and threatened to kill her.
At the trial, at which Pugach represented himself, Linda Pugach testified on his behalf, telling him in open court: “You’re a wonderful, caring husband.”
The alleged victim in the case was Pugach’s mistress of five years.
From the SMH
Well, well. One freaks, yes? She was a Pisces…Moon in Leo. He an Aries. Moon in Sagittarius. Aries-Pisces relationships can go a little crackers – Pisces playing subservient helpmeet to Aries ubermensch but this is ridiculous. And such a brutal, cruel crime.
Still, as there is obviously some major Love Zombie action going on here, let’s look at her Venus….She should probably have had a Love Zombie Intervention early on, the poor thing. Venus in Aries quincunx Mars, Lilith and Neptune, square Jupiter, square Pluto and sextile Chiron.
The Evil Prick? Not so much going on with his Venus (in Gemini sextile Mercury, he would like the ingenue vibe) but his Mars in Kataka (in its ‘fall’, technically) and square Uranus. He’s probably out & about looking for someone new to hook up right around about now.
It’s like they did the worst of their mutual Venus-Mars merde: Her Venus sq Pluto and his Mars sq Uranus.