January 22, 1959: Linda Blair born in St Louis

Jan 22, 14 January 22, 1959: Linda Blair born in St Louis
Linda Blair

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Linda Blair was born in St. Louis on January 22, 1959 and was 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 (1968–69) daytime soap opera.

Her first theatrical film appearance was in The Way We Live Now (1970).

Blair was selected from a field of 600 applicants for her most notable role as Regan in The Exorcist (1973). 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 sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), garnering a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress of 1978.

Between these two films, she appeared in the television films Born Innocent, Airport 1975, Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic  and Sweet Hostage (1975) opposite Martin Sheen.

You can visit her offical website at http://www.lindablair.com/.