Mercedes McCambridge Overview:

Legendary actress, Mercedes McCambridge, was born Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge on Mar 16, 1916 in Joliet, IL. McCambridge died at the age of 88 on Mar 2, 2004 in La Jolla, CA and was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Mercedes McCambridge was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for All the King's Men (as Sadie Burke) in 1949.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best Supporting ActressAll the King's Men (1949)Sadie BurkeWon
1956Best Supporting ActressGiant (1956)Luz BenedictNominated
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e

By L? on Sep 21, 2012 From Critica Retro

Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e Alguns personagens realmente chamam toda a aten??o para si quando aparecem na tela. O caso mais memor?vel para mim ? de Madame De Farge em “A Queda da Bastilha / A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) que, histericamente, pede que todos ... Read full article


Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e

By L? on Sep 21, 2012 From Critica Retro

Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e Alguns personagens realmente chamam toda a aten??o para si quando aparecem na tela. O caso mais memor?vel para mim ? de Madame De Farge em “A Queda da Bastilha / A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) que, histericamente, pede que todos ... Read full article


Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Roubando a cena: Walter Brennan e Alguns personagens realmente chamam toda a aten??o para si quando aparecem na tela. O caso mais memor?vel para mim ? de Madame De Farge em “A Queda da Bastilha / A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) que, histericamente, pede que todos ... Read full article


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Mercedes McCambridge Quotes:

Thelma Diaz: From now on you have no name, only a number. You have no future, only the past. No hope, only regrets. You have no friends, only me.


Emma: You all think she's some fine lady and that doing nothing makes you fine gentlemen. Well she ain't! And you're not!


Emma: [Passionately addressing the members of the posse] You heard her tell how they're gonna' run the railroad through here, bringin' thousands of new people from the east. Farmers! Dirt farmers! Squatters! They'll push us out. Is that what you're waitin' for? You're actin' like she's some fine lady, and doin' nothin' makes all of you fine gentlemen. Well, she ain't, and you're not! So you better wake up. Or you're gonna' find you and your women and your kids squeezed between barbed wire and fence posts. Is that what you're waitin' for? Well, I'm not!


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Mercedes McCambridge Facts
During filming of Johnny Guitar (1954) she and Joan Crawford' fought both on and off the set. One night, in a drunken rage, Crawford scattered the costumes worn by McCambridge along an Arizona highway. Cast and crew had to collect the outfits.

Suffered from bronchitis for the most part of her life. She later revealed she was able to use this to her advantage for the chilling, unearthly breathing of the demon in The Exorcist (1973).

The hat she wore in Giant (1956) was given to her by Gary Cooper.

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