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McCambridge, Mercedeslocked

(16 Mar. 1916–2 Mar. 2004)
  • Ann T. Keene

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McCambridge, Mercedes (16 Mar. 1916–2 Mar. 2004), actress, was born Charlotte Mercedes Agnes McCambridge in Joliet, Illinois, to John P. McCambridge and Marie Mahaffey McCambridge, who were both of Irish descent. Initially called Carlotta by her mother, she was known as Mercedes by the age of three and nicknamed Mercy. The occupation of John McCambridge is unknown. The family, observant Roman Catholics, moved to the South Side of Chicago in the early 1920s, and Mercedes attended Catholic schools. At St. Thomas the Apostle High School, she excelled in dramatic productions, graduating in ...

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