• Mercedes  McCambridge

    Mercedes McCambridge

    Born on March 16th, 1916

    From Joliet, Illinois


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Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1950)
New Star of the Year - Actress
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All the King's Men

Drama about the rise and fall of a corrupt southern governor who promises his way to power. Broderick Crawford portrays Willie Stark, who, once he is elected, finds that his vanity and power lust prove to be his downfall. The film is based on the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren.

Golden Globe (1949)
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Actress in a Supporting Role