Search Results for: Mercedes McCambridge

Johnny Guitar: Nicholas Ray Cult Western, Starring Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge

Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar is a politically subversive (anti-McCarthy) Western, which is at once poetic and neurotic. Johnny Guitar can be viewed and enjoyed on different levels. Indeed, some critics see it as a strong feminist statement, while others emphasize the film's unintentional gay-campy sensibility.

Oscar Roles: McCambridge, Mercedes in All the King’s Men

The Oscar literally changed Mercedes McCambridge’s life: her salary skyrocketed overnight, she got more publicity, more invitations to parties, and an active social life. All of these changes were “highly enjoyable fringe benefits, but, best of all, was the knowing that you earned it from your peers, that actors voted for your acting.”

 

 

Oscar Actors: McCambridge, Mercedes–Background, Career; Awards

Orson Welles, who co-starred with Mercedes McCambridge in the “Ford Theater” series, called her “the world's greatest living radio actress.” After several appearances on Broadway, McCambridge moved to Hollywood, where she was cast in the high-profile movie, “All the King's Men,” for which she won the Supporting Actress Oscar.

Oscar Impact: McCambridge, Mercedes

“Was my life changed by winning” Mercedes McCambridge, the 1949 Supporting Actress (“All the King's Men”) notes in her memoirs. “Oh, yes, yes indeed, if change means money. Salary rocketed overnight, literally overnight.”

Oscar Actors: Ruehl, Mercedes–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage

Mercedes J. Ruehl is the recipient of many accolades, including an Oscar Award, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.