Linda Blair — 2007 IHSFF Hall of Fame Inductee



Academy Award Nominee, Golden Globe Winner and Winner of the People's Choice Award.

Internationally known for her portrayal of Regan, the fourteen-year-old girl in the movie, "The Exorcist", Linda Blair had already had a full career in modeling & commercials in NYC.

At the age of Five years, Linda worked as a model for such well-known stores as Sears, J.C. Penny's and Macy's. Her first commercial was for Downey fabric softener, which led to a career of over 75 commercials, ranging from Welch's Grape Jelly, Guldens Mustard, several Ivory Soap commercials, cereals and toys.

The Exorcist, which was released in December 1973, changed Linda's life forever. She made the TV movies: "Born Innocent", "Sarah T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic" (Linda won the AA Award for special contribution to this tragic problem) "Sweet Hostage" (with Martin Sheen) and "Summer of Fear" directed by Wes Craven. Her movie roles have ranged from "Roller Boogie" and starring with Richard Burton in "Exorcist II: The Heretic". Kirk Douglas & Elizabeth Taylor played her parents in "Victory at Entebbe".

Linda founded the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. Primarily, Worldheart rescues abandoned and abused animal companions from the harsh city streets and provides medical care, socialization, rehabilitation and ensures that the animals get a second chance at life as well as a forever, loving home. By utilizing, Ms. Blair’s status as a public figure, WorldHeart is able to bring attention to this growing problem.

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