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Birth information

22 January 1959 St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Given Name

Linda Denise Blair

How tall is Linda Blair?

1.57 m

Life Story of Linda Blair

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role, but when it leaked how some parts of the role were not performed by her (the demonic voice was dubbed by Mercedes McCambridge, and eight seconds of a stunt dummy were used) that dream broke, and with that disappointment probably came the first blow to what looked like the beginning of an A-list career.

Over the next few years she had no trouble securing lead roles in a number of pictures, including the highly successful television films Born Innocent (1974) (the #1 TV movie of that year) and Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975), as well as the Exorcist sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977). However, when she was peer pressured into buying cocaine at the age of 18, it led to an arrest and subsequent sentencing to three years probation. The much-publicized drug bust caused Linda to be blacklisted in Hollywood,...

Significant features of Linda Blair

Her iconic and controversial role as Regan McNeil in The Exorcist (1973)

Biographical movies about Linda Blair

E! True Hollywood Story: "Linda Blair" Episode #3.44 1999

What movies did Linda Blair play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Skins (1994) , Grotesque (1988) ,
Actors Filmography
Landfill Detective Karen Atwood, Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel (2016) Helen Harris, The Green Fairy (2016) Mrs. Lanfrey, Whoa! (2013) Deborah Blackburn, WHOA! Comedy Short (2013) Deborah Blackburn, All Is Normal (2008) Barbara, Supernatural (2006) Det. Diana Ballard, Teddy Scares (2006) Rita Mortis, The Powder Puff Principle (2006) School Board President, Hitters Anonymous (2005) Brenda Swan, Monster Makers (2003) Shelly Stoker, S Club 7: Artistic Differences (2000) Joni, S...

Birth information

22 January 1959 St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Given Name

Linda Denise Blair

How tall is Linda Blair?

1.57 m

Life Story of Linda Blair

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role, but when it leaked how some parts of the role were not performed by her (the demonic voice was dubbed by Mercedes McCambridge, and eight seconds of a stunt dummy were used) that dream broke, and with that disappointment probably came the first blow to what looked like the beginning of an A-list career.

Over the next few years she had no trouble securing lead roles in a number of pictures, including the highly successful television films Born Innocent (1974) (the #1 TV movie of that year) and Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975), as well as the Exorcist sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977). However, when she was peer pressured into buying cocaine at the age of 18, it led to an arrest and subsequent sentencing to three years probation. The much-publicized drug bust caused Linda to be blacklisted in Hollywood,...

Significant features of Linda Blair

Her iconic and controversial role as Regan McNeil in The Exorcist (1973)

Biographical movies about Linda Blair

E! True Hollywood Story: "Linda Blair" Episode #3.44 1999

What movies did Linda Blair play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Skins (1994) , Grotesque (1988) ,
Actors Filmography
Landfill Detective Karen Atwood, Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel (2016) Helen Harris, The Green Fairy (2016) Mrs. Lanfrey, Whoa! (2013) Deborah Blackburn, WHOA! Comedy Short (2013) Deborah Blackburn, All Is Normal (2008) Barbara, Supernatural (2006) Det. Diana Ballard, Teddy Scares (2006) Rita Mortis, The Powder Puff Principle (2006) School Board President, Hitters Anonymous (2005) Brenda Swan, Monster Makers (2003) Shelly Stoker, S Club 7: Artistic Differences (2000) Joni, S...

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Linda Blair in Exorzist II - Der Ketzer (1977)

Family moved to Westport, CT when Linda was 2.

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Appeared in 75 commercials and hundreds of magazine catalogues by the time she was 12.

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Received death threats after The Exorcist (1973) premiered. Warner Brothers, the studio which released the film, hired the police to live with the Blair family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 6 months. The original culprit was never caught. Once Linda's promotional job on the movie was done and the studio stopped paying for security, threats from fanatics and religious zealots continued, including after the release of the film's sequel. Her family ultimately had to take matters into their own hands and hide her out with friends in Vermont, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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Linda Blair and Christopher Mitchum in SFX Man (1987)

Flew to Florida to attend funerals for members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, when an acquaintance convinced Linda to go with her to buy cocaine. Blair reportedly went because she was interested in buying pedigree puppies which the dealers were selling. Blair reportedly placed a hold on one of the puppies and returned home to Connecticut. She kept in touch with the dealers, supposedly to buy the puppy, but the Drug Enforcement Agency was tapping the phones. They arrested Blair, along with 30+ others, when the dealer successfully pressured her into buying cocaine along with the dog, and she was charged with conspiracy to buy the cocaine from Florida to sell in Connecticut. Police searched her purse, found amphetamines, and then charged her with possession. The possession charge was dropped, and the conspiracy charge was reduced. She was ordered to serve three years probation, pay a $5,000 fine, and make at least twelve major public appearances to tell young people about the dangers of drug abuse.

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Linda Blair in Prey of the Jaguar (1996)

Her father, James, was an executive headhunter. Her mother, Elinore, was a real estate agent. She has a brother, Jimmy, and a sister, Debbie.

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Linda Blair, Greta Blackburn, and Sharon Hughes in Das Frauenlager (1983)

Dated Rick James. James' 1983 hit, "Cold Blooded," was supposedly about his and Blair's brief romance.

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Linda Blair and Sybil Danning in Das Frauenlager (1983)

Owns her own clothing line called Linda Blair's Wild West Collection.

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Linda Blair and Peter Barton in Hell Night (1981)

Linda has won numerous awards for her work as an animal rights activist from organizations such as P.E.T.A. and also lends her name to helping stop animal abuse around the world.

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Linda Blair in Hell Night (1981)

One of Linda's pet dogs was stolen from her, and ever since she has become involved with stopping animal/pet theft.

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Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Suki Goodwin, and Vincent Van Patten in Hell Night (1981)

She's written a book about veganism called "Going Vegan!".

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Linda Blair and Peter Barton in Hell Night (1981)

Her frightening turn as "Regan MacNeil" in The Exorcist (1973) was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's villains list of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003).

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Linda Blair and Peter Barton in Hell Night (1981)

Won the Presidential Fitness Award during her early teens.

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Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in Der Exorzist (1973)

Ranked #36 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".

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Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in Der Exorzist (1973)

Founder of "The Linda Blair World Heart Foundation," which advocates the rescue and adoption of animals.

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Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in Der Exorzist (1973)

Friend of Tippi Hedren.

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Linda Blair in Der Exorzist (1973)

Did an audition for the role of "Emmeline" in The Blue Lagoon (1980) in an attempt to break free from the "victim" typecasting that had followed her since playing the possessed girl in The Exorcist (1973), but the role went to Brooke Shields.

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Linda Blair in Der Exorzist (1973)

Was in talks to star as "Iris" in Taxi Driver (1976), but the role went to Jodie Foster instead (and Foster was nominated for an Oscar).

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Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in Der Exorzist (1973)

Her mother, Elinor Blair, died in 1994, of cancer.

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Linda Blair in Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)

Went through her parents' divorce, two break-ups (one with rock star Rick Springfield), depression, and a drinking problem, all during the making of Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - which bombed at the box office. Later that same year, three of her friends from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash, and she was arrested on drug charges shortly after the funeral. In a 2001 interview with Lifetime TV's "Intimate Portrait," Blair said, "I can reflect back and say that was one of the most difficult years anybody could ever have survived through. And I do give myself credit and I do try to embrace myself for making it through that time, because I know it just about killed me".

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

After Hurricane Katrina, she personally rescued and transported 51 displaced dogs that had been left to die.

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Her life's savings have all gone to charity and animal welfare.

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Was one of the celebrities to fight against the FDA's Nutritonal Labeling and Education Act of 1990, which involved an agenda to restrict the rights of American citizens to purchase natural herbs and vitamin supplements on the basis of those supplements being "unsafe" and in need of strict regulation like pharmaceutical drugs. Along with other celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Randy Travis, Blair helped to fight back this legislation at the time, but the agenda is still being pushed today by both the FDA and the United Nations' Codex Alimentarius program.

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Throughout the years, she has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Sheen, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas, Richard Burton, and Leslie Nielsen.

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Linda Blair and Sue Kiel in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Currently developing a remake of Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967). [February 2008]

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Operates the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation which is a non- profit, 501C3 tax deductible organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals from the harsh streets of the Los Angeles area, as well as from the overcrowded and overwhelmed city and county animal shelters. [February 2009]

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Linda Blair in Red Heat - Unschuld hinter Gittern (1985)

Has been treated for a hernia, as told on the April 16, 2014 episode of The Doctors (2008).

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Linda Blair in Ruckus (1980)

Subject of the tribute song "Linda Blair" by Redd Kross.

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Linda Blair and Dirk Benedict in Ruckus (1980)

She was the first choice for the role of Vasquez in Aliens (1986), but scheduling conflicts with Nightforce (1987) forced her to leave the movie.

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Linda Blair and Dirk Benedict in Ruckus (1980)

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Linda Blair and Jim Bray in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair and Jim Bray in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair and Jim Bray in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair and Jim Bray in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair in Roller Boogie (1979)

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Linda Blair in Night Kill - Eine tödliche Bedrohung (1978)

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Linda Blair in Night Kill - Eine tödliche Bedrohung (1978)

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Linda Blair in Unternehmen Entebbe (1976)

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Linda Blair and Sybil Danning in Das Frauenlager (1983)

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Linda Blair, Stella Stevens, Greta Blackburn, and Sharon Hughes in Das Frauenlager (1983)

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Linda Blair in Savage Street - Straße der Gewalt (1984)

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Linda Blair in Savage Street - Straße der Gewalt (1984)

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Linda Blair in Savage Street - Straße der Gewalt (1984)

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