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McCambridge, Mercedes (Actor)
(1916 - 2004) Orson Welles called Mercedes McCambridge "the world's greatest living radio actress"for her old time radio work in the 1940s.

Date Episode Title Plot
1974-02-24 0045 Horse That Wasn't for Sale (The) Hereditary equestrian passion notwithstanding, a woman has to put up her horses for sale after her father's death. All...
1974-04-29 0082 All Living Things Must Die A lonely woman is left with just the houseplants for her company under the rules of her tyrannic husband. But he goes too...
1974-05-02 0085 Dracula The classic Bram Stoker tale retold. A young girl is progressively being drained of her life-force and must stake the...
1974-06-20 0108 Secret Doctrine (The) After suffering a devastating rejection at the hands of her favorite actor, an obsessed fan directs her violent rage against...
1974-06-27 0111 Yesterday's Murder Determined to change her fate, a woman is granted the chance to go back in time to set her life in order.
1974-09-30 0154 Murder to Perfection A young woman is horrified to learn that her soon to be brother-in-law murdered her sister as well as his previous wife. He...
1974-12-16 0187 Stephanie's Room A married woman moves back to her birthplace in New York when her husband is posted there for work. She visits the house she...
1974-12-23 0190 Give the Devil His Due An aged dancer attempts to enter a pact with the devil to sacrifice her soul in return for her youth and skill. But she...
1975-01-16 0206 Death of Kings (A) A genius but modest scientist takes in a student. He ends up losing his wife to him, his skills and aptitudes too.
1975-01-24 0211 Flowers of Death (The) Dionysus, a god in Greek mythology appears in modern times and charms a young lady living in a suburb. Her husband brings...
1975-03-26 0245 Death Is a Dream A girl has a dream about her brother being murdered. She starts to wreak revenge on the murderer even though it's unclear...
1975-03-28 0247 Key to Murder A double bill of the classic Poe plot. An investigator probes the case of two murders that took place in rooms sealed from...
1975-06-04 0285 Devil's Leap (The) A famous film star tries to unite a father and son after the strange death of the woman of the family.
1975-06-18 0293 Frame-Up In order to seize her wealth, a woman falls prey to a set-up masterminded by her two-timing spouse. Refusing to take the rap...
1975-07-08 0305 Triangle (The) Five days after a commercial airline vanished into the Bermuda Triangle, a sole survivor is found. She then recounts her...
1975-07-31 0318 Carmilla In 20th century Austria, a young woman and her widower father are charged with the welfare of a female ward. The two girls...
1975-08-25 0332 Person to Be Notified After landing a position at the remote island home of an eccentric author, a woman begins to suspect his manservant's...
1975-09-08 0340 Other Life (The) A neglected housewife finds herself deep in debt when she turns to racehorse gambling to stave off her loneliness. At the...
1975-10-02 0357 Man Who Ran Away (The) Devastated by the discovery of his wife's infidelity, a man seeks refuge in a nearby town. He comes across a seemingly...
1976-01-30 0423 Castle Kerfol On a tour of a British castle, an American tourist is suddenly attacked by a pack of dogs. She is sheltered by a neighbor...
1976-02-25 0437 General Laughter In lieu of a suicide confession, a distressed actress chooses to record her final breath as well as the motives for her...
1976-10-29 0543 Unborn (The) An American encounters a woman several times through his life as he moves between occupations. She grows younger each time....
1977-02-15 0601 Star Killers (The) The world's top nuclear researcher is either an insane murderess or a gullible innocent. The truth becomes clear when she is...
1977-09-07 0705 Silent Shock A female inmate of a mental asylum talks to invisible people and awaits the return of a beloved who might not exist. But the...
1978-05-08 0829 Death and Desire Retired circus actors hit upon an ingenious scheme of conning people with a spirit-medium act. But trouble starts when the...

2 Responses to McCambridge, Mercedes


When I learned she was the voice of Pazuzu in The Exorcist, that's how I imagined all her CBSRMT characters... as possessed little Linda Blairs. Kind of ruined it for me in a few episode

Routinely plays women half her age (or less) and sounds utterly ridiculous doing so. All hail Himan Brown, etc. but some of his casting decisions were awful and a lot of those came with the name "Mercedes McCambridge" attached to them.

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