Linda Blair Biography

Birthday: 1959-01-22
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri USA
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Wiki Biography: From the age of six, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, both as a model and in motion pictures, when out of 600 applicants she got picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role, but when it leaked how little of the possessed child she actually had been (dubbed voice by Mercedes McCambridge and liberal use of a dummy) that dream broke, and with that disappointment probably came the first blow to what should have been a sure road to stardom. Over the next few years she had no trouble finding leading roles in a number of pictures, mostly as some kind of abused child (13-year-old alcoholic, rape victim, to mention a few), but the early attention brought with it life in the fast lane and Linda, as quite a few others in recent years, hadn't had the time to learn how to handle it, and drugs, a stream of unsteady relationships and other factors almost brought her career to an end.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
The Scariest Places on Earth 2000 Horror
Beyond with James Van Praagh 2002
An Affair of the Heart: Rick Springfield Herself 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Exorcist Regan MacNeil 1973 0, Reality Tv
Born Innocent 1974 Drama
Airport 1975 Janice Abbott 1974 Action, Drama, Thriller
Victory at Entebbe 1976 Action, Drama, History
Exorcist II: The Heretic Regan MacNeil 1977 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Roller Boogie Terry Barkley 1979 Drama, Music, Romance
Hell Night Marti Gaines 1981 Horror, Thriller
Sorceress Amelia Reynolds 1982 0
Savage Streets Brenda 1984 Action, Crime
Night Patrol Sue 1984
Red Heat Christine Carlson 1985 Thriller
Savage Island Daly 1985 Action, Drama
Up Your Alley Vickie Adderly 1989 Comedy
Bad Blood Evie Barnes 1989 Drama, Thriller
Witchery Jane Brooks 1989 Horror
Bedroom Eyes II Sophie Stevens 1990 Thriller
Moving Target Sally Tyler 1990 Thriller
Zapped Again! 1990 Comedy, Sci Fi
Repossessed Nancy Aglet 1990 Comedy, Horror
Fatal Bond 1991
The Chilling Mary Hampton 1992 Horror
Dead Sleep Maggie Healey 1993 Mystery, Thriller
Skins Maggie Joiner 1995 Drama
All Is Normal Barbara 2008 Drama, Thriller
Hitters Anonymous Brenda 2008 Comedy
Imps* Jamie 2009 Comedy
Found Footage Festival Volume 5: Live in Milwaukee Herself 2010 Comedy