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Mercedes McCambridge



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Living Nightmare
  • Lillian Gerben
1983
14% The Concorde... Airport '79
  • Nelli
1979
No Score Yet The Sacketts
  • Actor
1979
86% 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 Hei├če 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
69% 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 Wire Service
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Front Row Center: Tender Is the Night
  • Actor
1955
97% Johnny Guitar
  • Emma Small
1954
No Score Yet The Scarf
  • Connie Carter
1951
No Score Yet Inside straight
  • Ada Stritch
1951
97% All the King's Men
  • Sadie Burke
1949

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