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This Sunday February 17th, FEARnet celebrates 40  years of The Exorcist with an all-day “Complete Exorcist Marathon” starting at 2pm Et, from William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning film (which also garnered its young star an Oscar nomination) straight through to Renny Harlin’s 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning, at the same time honouring Linda Blair’s colorful acting career and her humanitarian efforts through the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation.

But while her head-spinning breakout film remains her most revered role, it’s not just The Exorcist that has made Linda Blair an icon. We watched her grow up onscreen, and for those of us who grew up with her, she proved a remarkably powerful role model.  Her heartbreaking turn in Donald Wrye’s 1974 TV movie Born Innocent offered up one of the first realistic glimpses behind the walls of a youth detention centre (a role that was pivotal in determining the course »


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