“They were all certain they belonged to Anne Bancroft. She was either not consulted about the poster or had to be out of town at the time. I received $25. That was plenty for one leg.”
Linda Gray became famous for her long legs, gaining the epithet “the b*tch with the long legs” from Elizabeth Taylor. But who would have imagined that the “Dallas” co-star was paralyzed as a child due to polio?
Linda contracted polio when she was five years old in 1945. According to the actress, the virus affected both her central nervous system and the neurological connections connecting the brain to the muscles. She felt the sensation when she touched her legs but couldn’t move them.