Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge (March 16, 1916-March 2, 2004) was an American actress. Orson Welles called her 'the world's greatest living radio actress.' McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Irish American Catholic parents Marie (nee Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge. She graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago before embarking on a career. She began her career as a radio actor during the 1940s while also performing on Broadway.
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