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Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes has appeared on TV shows such as "Bewitched," "Charlie's Angels," Lost in Space," and "Amazing Stories."

She has appeared in films with Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Joan Crawford, Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Hepburn, Glenn Ford, Vic Morrow, Montgomery Clift, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper.

She won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1950 for her role in All the King's Men. She also won the Goilden Globe for Best Supporting Actress (All the King's Men) and Most Promising Newcomer-Female. In 1957, she was nominated again for the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Giant.

Mercedes published her autobiography, The Quality of Mercy, in 1981.

Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was born March 17, 1918, in Joliet. She was a famous radio star before finding success in film. As a character actress, she created many memorable roles in films such as All the King's Men, Giant, Johnny Guitar, Suddenly Last Summer, and Touch of Evil. She provided the voice of the demon who possessed Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

 

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