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LINDA BLAIR BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Linda Blair was born on January 22nd, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri with the birth name Linda Denise Blair, born to James and Elinore Blair.  She also had two siblings and they were raised in Westport, Connecticut.

As a young girl, she loved being the center of attention and worked as a model and child actress appearing as a regular on the soap opera, "Hidden Faces" and in the films, "The Way We Live Now" (1970) starring Joanna Miles, Nicholas Pryor and Lois Smith and "The Sporting Club" (1971) starring Nicolas Coster, Robert Field and Maggie Blye.  Before the age of twelve she had already worked in over seventy commercials and has also appeared in a variety of magazines.

Her big break came when she was cast in the film, "The Exorcist" (1973) Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran and (in voice only) Mercedes McCambridge, playing the possessed child, Regan MacNeil.  Many thought she would win an Academy Award for her performance, however when the public found out her voice was dubbed, the dream of an Award was shattered.

Blair, did not allow this to stop her from pursuing a full time career as an actress and she continued working in the industry but for the next couple years adding mostly television movie roles such as, "Sweet Hostage" (1975), "Victory at Entebbe" (1976) starring alongside Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Dreyfuss, Kirk Douglas, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Theodore Bikel, Harris Yulin, Stefan Gierasch, Helmut Berger and Jessica Walter and "Stranger in Our House" (1978) also starring Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Macdonald Carey, Fran Drescher, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence and Jeff McCracken.

She then began to catch the attention of Hollywood again and she was cast in such films as, "Wild Horse Hank" (1979) starring with Michael Wincott, Al Waxman and Richard Crenna, "Roller Boogie" (1979) starring with Beverly Garland, Mark Goddard, Jim Bray, Stoney Jackson, Jimmy Van Patten and Kimberly Beck, "Hell Night" (1980) with Vincent Van Patten and Peter Barton, "Savage Streets" (1984) co-starring Linnea Quigley, Robert Dwyer and John Vernon, "Moving Target" (1988), "Bail Out" (1989) starring with David Hasselhoff, John Vernon and Tony Brubaker, "Up Your Alley" (1989) with Murray Langston, Ruth Buzzi and Bob Zany, "Dead Sleep" (1992), "Fatal Bond" (1993) with Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson and Stephen Leeder and "Skins" (1994).

In addition to film work she also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Monsters", "Married With Children", "Renegade" and "S Club 7 in L.A".

Although she has had quite a successful acting career and was able to make the transition from child actress to adult actress, her personal life has suffered a little more turmoil. She has had a number of failed relationships as well as been in the public eye for arrests due to drug possession.

She has managed to stay sober now and in addition to her career as an actress, Blair owns her own clothing line called, Linda Blair's Wild West Collection.  She also published a book about being a vegan titled, "Going Vegan".  Blair is also a huge animal rights activist and has won numerous awards from organizations such as, P.E.T.A. for her work and is the founder of, "The Linda Blair World Heart Foundation" which assists in the rescue and adoption of animals.

Most recently, Blair has appeared in the television series, "Supernatural" (2006) and the film, "All is Normal" (2008).  She also appeared as herself in the cable television show, "Pit Boss" and in the 2011 documentary, "Affair of the Heart".    


Filmography

2008         All Is Normal
2006         Supernatural 
2006         Teddy Scares
2006         The Powder Puff Principle 
2005         Hitters Anonymous
2003         Monster Makers 
2000         S Club 7 in L.A. 
2000         S Club 7: Artistic Differences 
2000         Chicken Soup for the Soul
1999         Godzilla: The Series 
1999         The Blair Bitch Project starring Linda Blair 
1998         PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
1997         Extreme Ghostbusters
1997         Marina 
1996         Scream
1996         Prey of the Jaguar 
1996         Renegade
1995         Sorceress
1994         Robin's Hoods 
1994         Double Blast 
1994         Skins
1993         Fatal Bond
1993         Phone
1992         Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
1992         Married with Children
1992         Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story
1992         Dead Sleep
1990         Repossessed
1990         Zapped Again! 
1990         MacGyver
1990         Bedroom Eyes I
1989         W.B., Blue and the Bean
1989         Bad Blood
1989         Monsters
1989         Bail Out
1989         Up Your Alley
1989         The Chilling
1989         Aunt Millie's Will
1988         Witchery
1988         Grotesque
1988         Silent Assassins
1988         Moving Target
1987         Nightforce 
1987         SFX Retaliato
1985         Savage Island
1985         Red Heat
1985         Murder, She Wrote 
1984         Night Patrol
1984         Savage Streets
1983         Chained Heat
1982         Laugh Trax
1982         The Love Boat
1982         Fantasy Island 
1981         Hell Nigh
1980         Ruckus
1979         Roller Boogie
1979         Wild Horse Hank
1978         Stranger in Our House
1977         Exorcist II: The Heretic
1976         Victory at Entebbe
1975         Sweet Hostage
1975         Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
1974         Airport 1975
1974         Born Innocent
1973         The Exorcist
1971         The Sporting Club
1970         The Way We Live Now
1968         Hidden Faces 





Matinee Classics - Bail Out starring David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair and John Vernon
Matinee Classics - The Chilling starring Linda Blair, Dan Haggerty, Troy Donahue, Jack De Rieux, Ron Vincent, Michael Jacobs, John Flanagan, Steve Gluck, Peggy Duncan, Jack A. Sunseri, Rick Blanchard, Jim Thrasher, Roger Wallace, Neil O'Neill and Robert Clark


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