Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes McCambridge

  • Highest Rated: 97% All the King's Men (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
  • Birthday: Mar 16, 1916
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • While still a college student, Mercedes McCambridge began performing on radio, and soon became one of the busiest and most respected radio actresses of her time. In the late '40s she appeared successfully in several Broadway productions, leading to an invitation from Hollywood. For her screen debut in All the King's Men (1949), she won a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar. Despite her early success, she went on to appear in films only intermittently, usually in intense, volatile roles. For her work in Giant (1956), she received a second Oscar nomination. McCambridge was never seen onscreen in what was perhaps her best-known performance: that of the demon's voice in the huge hit The Exorcist (1975). From 1950-62 she was married to writer-director Fletcher Markle. McCambridge authored two autobiographies, The Two of Us (1960) and A Quality of Mercy (1981). McCambridge died of natural caues at 87-years-old in 2004.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Living Nightmare Lillian Gerben 1983
14% The Concorde... Airport '79 Nelli 1979
No Score Yet The Sacketts Actor 1979
85% The Exorcist Demon 1973
No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Actor 1973
No Score Yet The President's Plane Is Missing Hester Madigan 1972
No Score Yet 99 Women (Der Heiße Tod) Thelma 1969
No Score Yet Marquis de Sade: Justine (Deadly Sanctuary) Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer Frances 1968
No Score Yet Angel Baby Sara Strand 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Sarah Wyatt 1960
65% Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Holly 1959
96% Touch of Evil Gang Leader 1958
0% A Farewell To Arms Miss Van Campen 1957
95% Giant Luz Benedict 1956
No Score Yet Front Row Center: Tender Is the Night Actor 1955
93% Johnny Guitar Emma Small 1954
No Score Yet The Scarf Connie Carter 1951
No Score Yet Inside straight Ada Stritch 1951
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Liza McStringer 1951
97% All the King's Men Sadie Burke 1949

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Agatha Kimble
  • 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Norma
  • 1978
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Mrs. Mather
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Deborah Banning Matilda Curtis
  • 1970
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Carlotta
  • 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Sybilla
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Mrs. Mushgrove Mrs. Miller Ada Randolph Ma Gufler
  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Mercedes McCambridge CHARACTERS

The Demon
Your mother sucks cocks in hell!
Father Merrin
I cast you out! Unclean spirit!
The Demon
Shove it up your ass, you faggot!
The Demon
Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.
The Demon
I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras
Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
The Demon
And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras
If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
The Demon
That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras
You would like that?
The Demon
Intensely.
Father Damien Karras
But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
The Demon
It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras
You and Regan?
The Demon
You and us.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras
Really? You would like that?
The Demon
Intensely.
Father Damien Karras
But won't that drive you out of Regan?
The Demon
It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras
You and Regan?
The Demon
You and us.
The Demon
Do you know what she did? Your cunting daughter...
The Demon
What a wonderful day for an exorcism!
The Demon
Your mother sucks cocks in Hell, Karras, you faithless slime.
Father Damien Karras
Where's regan?
The Demon
In here...with us...
Father Damien Karras
How long are you going to stay in Regan?
The Demon
Until she rots in earth.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
The Demon
Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.