Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes McCambridge

Highest Rated: 95% All the King's Men (1949)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1916

Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA

A noted radio and stage performer, Mercedes McCambridge won an Oscar for her screen debut as the political hatchet woman in "All the King's Men" (1949) but subsequently made only occasional film appearances. An intense actress with piercing dark eyes and a strong, resonant voice, she specialized in forceful or domineering roles and was not afraid to play the unsympathetic role of Joan Crawford's insanely jealous and vindictive nemesis in Nicholas Ray's flamboyantly psychological Western, "Johnny Guitar" (1954). She earned a second Academy Award nomination as Rock Hudson's headstrong older sister in "Giant" (1956) and later played Elizabeth Taylor's mother in "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959). McCambridge also provided the memorable voice-over for the demon-child in "The Exorcist" (1973). A recovered alcoholic, she has served as honorary chair of the Alcoholism Information Month and has appeared before the Senate committee on Alcoholism and Narcotics.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Lillian Gerben (Character) - 1983
14% 14% The Concorde: Airport '79 Nelli (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Street Lady (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Grandmother (Character) - 1975
83% 87% The Exorcist Pazuzu (Voice) $441.4M 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Doris McKenzie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two for the Money Mrs. Castle (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming of Age Ma Irtley (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 50% The President's Plane Is Missing Hester Madigan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer by Night Sister Sarah (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Capitol Affair Victoria Stuart (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 26% 99 Women Thelma Diaz (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run Home Slow Nell Hagen (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 0% Angel Baby Sarah Strand (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Mrs. Sarah Wyatt (Character) - 1960
65% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Mrs. Holly (Character) - 1959
95% 92% Touch of Evil Gang leader (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
0% 37% A Farewell to Arms Miss Van Campen (Character) - 1957
95% 87% Giant Luz Benedict (Older) (Character) $183.9K 1956
93% 85% Johnny Guitar Emma Small (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarf Connie Carter (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Inside Straight Ada Stritch (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Liza McStringer (Character) - 1951
95% 78% All the King's Men Sadie Burke (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Ma Sackett (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Rubilee Mather (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Carlotta (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Sybilla (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Jay French (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Mercedes McCambridge CHARACTERS

The Demon says: Your mother sucks cocks in hell!

Father Merrin says: I cast you out! Unclean spirit!

The Demon says: Shove it up your ass, you faggot!

The Demon says: Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

The Demon says: I'm not Regan.

Father Damien Karras says: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.

The Demon says: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.

Father Damien Karras says: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?

The Demon says: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: You would like that?

The Demon says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?

The Demon says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan?

The Demon says: You and us.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: Really? You would like that?

The Demon says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But won't that drive you out of Regan?

The Demon says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan?

The Demon says: You and us.

The Demon says: Do you know what she did? Your cunting daughter...

The Demon says: What a wonderful day for an exorcism!

The Demon says: Your mother sucks cocks in Hell, Karras, you faithless slime.

Father Damien Karras says: Where's regan?

The Demon says: In here...with us...

Father Damien Karras says: How long are you going to stay in Regan?

The Demon says: Until she rots in earth.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

The Demon says: Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.