Mercedes McCambridge
Date of Birth
Mar 16, 1916
Birth Place:
Joliet, IL


While still a college student, Mercedes McCambridge began performing on radio, and soon became one of the busiest and most respected radio actresses of her time. In the late '40s she appeared successfully in several Broadway productions, leading to an invitation from Hollywood. For her screen debut in All the King's Men (1949), she won a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar. Despite her early success,...