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Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes McCambridge

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Also Known As: Died: March 2, 2004
Born: March 17, 1918 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Joliet, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Spent much of her childhood on family farm in Blackstone, IL
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Began career on radio while still in college
1936:
Starred on radio series, "Big Sister"
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Supplied all female voices for radio series, "I Love a Mystery"
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Co-starred with Orson Welles on "Ford Theater" radio program for two years
1945:
Stage debut, "Hope for the Best"
1945:
Broadway debut, "A Place of Our Own"
1949:
Film debut, "All the King's Men"; won Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress
1950:
TV debut in "The Voice of the Cricket" on NBC's "Tele-Theatre"
1952:
Hosted own radio program
1952:
Traveled for Adlai Stevenson's presidential election campaign
1954:
Sparred onscreen and off with Joan Crawford in "Johnny Guitar"
1956:
Garnered second Oscar nomination for her performance as Rock Hudson's older sister in "Giant"
1956:
Again campaigned for Stevenson
1959:
Played Mrs. Holly, the mother of Catherine (Elizabeth Taylor) in "Suddenly, Last Summer"
1960:
Led the crowd that stormed the Los Angeles Democratic convention to draft Adlai Stevenson
1962:
Returned to Broadway as replacement in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
1972:
Earned a Tony nomination for her performance in "The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks"
1972:
TV-movie debut, "Killer by Night" (CBS)
1973:
Provided vocals used for the possessed Regan in "The Exorcist"
1979:
Portrayed the family matriarch in the NBC miniseries "The Sacketts"
1980:
Final film (to date) "Echoes"
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Starred in national tours of "Agnes of God" (1983) and "'night, Mother" (1984)
1991:
Replaced Irene Worth as the grandmother in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers"; later toured in the role

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