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Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes McCambridge

Carlotta Mercy Mercedes Agnes McCambridge (Born March 16, 1916 in Joliet, Illinois, USA-March 2, 2004 in La Jolla, California, USA of natural causes) was an American actress.

She began as a radio performer in the 1940s and also performed on Broadway. She is probably best known for providing the voice of the demonically possessed character in The Exorcist, acted by Linda Blair; however, she was not credited for the voice. She won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1949 film All the King's Men. She also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer - Female for that film. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, located at 1722 Vine Street, and one for television located 6243 Hollywood Boulevard. She has an autobiography entitled The Quality of Mercy.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Mercedes McCambridge Facts

Birth NameCarlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge
BirthdayMarch 17, 1918
BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois, USA
Date of deathMarch 2, 2004 (age 85)
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Mercedes McCambridge compared to you?
Awards1950 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for All the King's Men)
1950 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for All the King's Men)

Selected Filmography

The Sacketts
Airport: The Complete Collection
Farewell to Arms, A
Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts
99 Women
Johnny Guitar
The Exorcist: Director's Cut
The Concorde: Airport '79
Suddenly, Last Summer
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