Linda Denise Blair (born January 22 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress most famous for her role as the possessed child in the 1973 film The Exorcist and its sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she moved with her parents to Westport, Connecticut when she was two years old. As a young child, Linda Blair began her career by modeling, then acting in commercials, including a long-running one for Gulden's Mustard. Blair had originally planned to become a veterinarian, but instead accepted a role in The Exorcist because the money would allow her to pursue horsemanship. She was chosen over the very similar-looking Pamelyn Ferdin since the director wanted an unknown, and Ferdin had already gained notoriety after appearing in Star Trek, The Odd Couple and Night Gallery.
Based on William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel, The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin, who had recently won an Oscar for directing The French...
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Repossessed was a 1990 comedy film that spoofed The Exorcist.
The film featured the original star of The Exorcist, Linda Blair (at age 31 -- she was 12 in The Exorcist) as well as Leslie Nielsen and Anthony Starke. Many gags were based around events in The Exorcist, such as the green-vomit and head-spinning scenes.
It was written and directed by Bob Logan.
It had a particularly rapid pace of pop culture references, especially as the movie neared the end, and it still holds a large cult following. WWF commentators "Mean Gene" Okerlund and Jesse "The Body" Ventura played a semi-major role in the movie's climax.
Night Patrol is a 1984 movie starring Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, and Murray Langston. Perhaps the filthiest comedy to see release in the 80s, Night Patrol is a cult-classic, raunch comedy that follows the misadventures of The Unknown Comic (Langston) who moonlights as a cop at night. Most of the film consists of cameo appearances by popular 70s comics and pop culture icons who serve as the centerpieces for a series of loosely related gags and setups as the cops patrol their beat while trying to appease their flatulent Captain (Barty).
Hell Night is a 1981 American independent horror film. Tom DeSimone directed the film, which was written by Randy Feldman and stars Linda Blair. The film depicts a night of fraternity hazing ("hell night") set in an old manor, during which a deformed maniac terrorizes and murders many of the college students.
Hell Night was unusual in that it was a slasher film that contained no nudity or explicit violence. Critics described the film as "extremely dull".Peter Bennett (Kevin Brophy), the president of the Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity, is making four pledges - Marti (Linda Blair), Jeff (Peter Barton), Seth (Vincent Van Patten), and Denise (Suki Goodwin) - stay at Garth Manor until dawn on hell night. Twelve years ago to the day, Raymond Garth strangled his wife Lillian to death in the house and then proceeded to murder all of his children. However, police never found the body of the youngest Garth child, Andrew. Local legend states that Andrew witnessed the murder...,
"Stranger In Our House" is a 1978 television movie, directed by Wes Craven and starring Linda Blair. The movie was filmed in Hidden Hills, California in a gated community. It was first aired on television on NBC on Halloween night 1978. After having great success, it was then sold to CBS, and ultimately was re-titled "Summer of Fear" and given a theatrical release in Europe. It is based on the book called Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan.
The story is about a teenage girl, Rachel (Linda Blair), who lives with her wealthy family in a nice house in the hills of Northern California. After her mother's sister, brother-in-law, and housekeeper die in a horrible car crash, the couple's daughter, Julia (Lee Purcell) comes to live with them. Julia seems a little shy if anything, but as time goes on, she begins to put an alluring spell over everyone she meets, pulling all of Rachel's family and friends away from her. After finding some odd things that belong to Julia (including a human tooth and...,
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 American horror film and the sequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist. It was directed by John Boorman who also co-wrote the screenplay with William Goodhart from an original story by Rospo Pallenberg. The author of the original, William Peter Blatty, was not involved in the production, and received credit only for creation of the characters.
Father Philip Lamont (Richard Burton), who is struggling with his faith, is assigned by the Cardinal (Paul Henreid) to investigate the death of Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow), who had been killed in the course of exorcising the Assyrian demon Pazuzu from Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). While Lamont, who's had some experience at exorcism, thinks of Merrin as a saint, he is actually up on posthumous heresy charges. Some Church authorities are not sure the exorcism should have been performed (even though it was officially approved by the local Bishop). Merrin’s writings are considered very controversial. Apparently, Church...,
Born Innocent was a television movie which was first aired under the NBC World Premiere Movie umbrella on September 10, 1974. Highly publicized, Born Innocent was the highest-rated television movie to air in the United States in 1974. To this day, it has remained one of the most controversial films ever aired on American television.
The movie starred Linda Blair (fresh off her success with The Exorcist) as a teenage runaway, who was eventually sentenced to do time in a juvenile detention center, which doubled as a reform school for the girls. Blair's character, Christine Parker, came from an abusive home. Her father (played by Richard Jaeckel) beat her, which caused Chris to run away many times. Her mother (Kim Hunter) was unfeeling, sitting in her recliner, watching television and smoking cigarettes all day. While the movie has a morality play tone, showing the harsh effects of the detention center on a young girl, it also blames society for Christine's downfall, as her social...,
The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted by several priests. The film features Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Lee J. Cobb and Jason Miller. Both the film and novel took inspirations from a documented exorcism in 1949, performed on a 12 year old boy.
The film became one of the most profitable horror films of all time and has had significant impact on viewers, grossing $402,500,000 worldwide. The film earned ten Academy Award nominations—winning two, one for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist marries three different scenarios into one plot.
The movie starts with Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow) on an archaeological dig near Nineveh. He...,
Linda Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri