Add a cover

General information  

  • Real name : Linda Denise Blair
  • Place of birth : St. Louis
  • Date of birth : 22/01/1959

Alias  

  • Blair Linda

Ratings

This media has not been rated yet.
Be the first one!

To rate this media or to interact with your friends, create a free mediatly account. You'll also be able to collaborate with our growing community and make it you digital entertainment center.

Friends who like

Sign up to see which of your friends like this.

Linked media  

Linking media

Mediatly © 2013

Mediatly, The multimedia social network

Discover new movies and TV shows to watch, novels or comics to read, music to hear and games to play thanks to your friends. It's fast, free, simple and enjoyable!
To start discover a new world, Sign up for free

  
Linda Blair (1959)

Linda Denise Blair

Type :  

  Summary  

Linda Denise Blair is an American actress. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the 1973 film The Exorcist, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, winning one. She reprised her role in 1977's Exorcist II: The Heretic.

  Biography  

Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Westport, Connecticut. She began her career as a six-year-old child model and started acting with a regular role on the short-lived Hidden Faces in 1968. Her first theatrical film appearance was in 1970's The Way We Live Now. Blair was selected from a field of 600 applicants for her most notable role as Regan in The Exorcist. The role earned her a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination. She reprised her role in the 1977 sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. As the 1970s closed, she started to land good, demanding roles for which she was prepared, and stepped into the fast lane, for which she was not prepared. Blair encountered trouble as she was arrested and charged with drug possession and conspiracy to sell drugs: after trial, she was found not guilty of possession, but guilty of conspiracy to sell, leading her to get a reduced sentence of three years' probation. Though she tried to act in film, Blair found it hard to restart her screen career and landed low grade films in the '80s and beyond. As she herself said in an interview, her career "went down faster than the Titanic". She later appeared in the TV movies Born Innocent, Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, and Sweet Hostage opposite Martin Sheen.

Blair's career took a new turn in the 1980s, as she starred in a number of low-budget horror and exploitation films, including Hell Night, Chained Heat and Savage Streets.

Blair has since worked in numerous films, including the 1990 Exorcist spoof, Repossessed, and a cameo role in 1996's Scream. In 1997, she appeared in a Broadway revival of Grease. She was cast as a regular in the BBC television show, L.A. 7. She hosted Fox Family's Scariest Places On Earth.

More recently, Blair has become an animal rights activist and humanitarian, working with PETA, Feed The Children, Variety, the Children's Charity and other organizations. Blair also devotes time to her non-profit organization, the , which works to rescue abused, neglected and mistreated animals. She is a vegan, and has co-authored the book Going Vegan!.

In 2008 she turned up at the 18th annual Malaga Fantasy and Horror Film Festival to accept a lifetime achievement award for her work in the horror genre.

She appeared in the 2009 documentary Confessions of a Teenage Vigilante, discussing her role as Brenda in 1984's Savage Streets. The documentary is included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD release of the film.

In late 2010 it was announced that Blair is in talks to return to horror films for the upcoming Cousin Sarah. Also in 2010 she appeared as herself on the cable series Pit Boss and Jury Duty.

Linda appears in the 2011 Rick Springfield documentary Affair of the Heart, and was a panelist in a 2011 episode of The Joy Behar Show.

Show more

  Played TV shows  

  Crew    

  Companies    

  Photos    

  Videos  

  Press reviews    

  User reviews

  Sources

Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "Linda Blair", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.