Linda Blair began her career as a young child modeling and then moved into commercials. Blair had originally planned to be a doctor but was offered The Exorcist role.
Following the success of this film, Blair appeared in the controversial television films Born Innocent and Sarah T...Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic. She also had a featured role in the disaster film Airport '75. Blair's career went into decline afterwards and she appeared in many minor films often with a horror theme.
During the early 1980s she had a passionate relationship with the popular singer Rick James, but left him when she could no longer handle his drug addiction.
In 1990, she spoofed her "Exorcist" character in the film Repossessed that also starred Leslie Nielsen. In the late 1990s, Blair won wide acclaim for her performance in the stage revival of Grease. Linda Blair has long been active in charities involving prevention of cruelty to animals such as PETA.
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