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Welcome to Blondeen's Mercedes McCambride Shrine!


This intense Academy Award winner is overlooked and almost forgotten! Watch out!

Mercedes Head Shot Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was born March 17 1918, in Joliet, Illinois, USA. 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 Kings 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. She has appeared on TV shows such as "Bewitched," "Charlie's Angels," "Lost in Space," and "Amazing Stories."



Mercedes with her Golden Globes Mercedes won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1950 for her role in All the King's Men. She also won the Golden 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 in 1981 She published her autobiography, The Quality of Mercy, in 1981.



        

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