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Also Known As: Caroline Snodgress, Carrie Snodgrass Died: April 1, 2004
Born: October 27, 1946 Cause of Death: died of heart failure
Birth Place: Barrington, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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A capable lead, Snodgress worked in episodic television and on the Chicago stage before making her screen mark in the riveting comedy-drama, "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970) which earned her a 1970 Best Actress Oscar nomination. She interrupted her blossoming career to raise her son but returned to the screen in Brian De Palma's "The Fury" (1978). Since then, her features have ranged from forgettable ("A Night in Heaven" 1983) to passable (the heavy-handed "Pale Rider" 1985) to intriguing ("The Ballad of Little Jo" 1993).Snodgress has fared somewhat better on the small screen, although she generally has been cast as mothers or motherly types in such fare as the biopics "Nadia" (syndicated, 1984) and "Rise & Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story" (Fox, 1994). An exception was her portrayal of real-life serial killer Virginia McGinnis in "Death Benefit" (USA, 1996).

A capable lead, Snodgress worked in episodic television and on the Chicago stage before making her screen mark in the riveting comedy-drama, "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970) which earned her a 1970 Best Actress Oscar nomination. She interrupted her blossoming career to raise her son but returned to the screen in Brian De Palma's "The Fury" (1978). Since then, her features have ranged from forgettable ("A Night in Heaven" 1983) to passable (the heavy-handed "Pale Rider" 1985) to intriguing ("The Ballad of Little Jo" 1993).

Snodgress has fared somewhat better on the small screen, although she generally has been cast as mothers or motherly types in such fare as the biopics "Nadia" (syndicated, 1984) and "Rise & Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story" (Fox, 1994). An exception was her portrayal of real-life serial killer Virginia McGinnis in "Death Benefit" (USA, 1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Iron Jawed Angels (2004) Mrs. Paul
2.
 Bartleby (2001) Book Publisher
3.
 Forsaken, The (2001) Ina Hamm
4.
 Ed Gein (2001) Augusta Gein
5.
 Wild Things (1998) Ruby
6.
 Stranger in the Kingdom, A (1998) Ruth Kinneson
7.
 Death Benefit (1996) Virginia Mcginnis
8.
 All She Ever Wanted (1996) Alma
9.
10.
 White Man's Burden (1995) Josine
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Milestones close milestones

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Grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois
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Began acting in high school productions
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Appeared on stage with Goodman Theatre in "All the Way Home", "Oh! What a Lovely War", and "Caesar and Cleopatra"
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TV debut in episode of "Judd For the Defense"
1969:
TV-movie debut, "The Whole World is Watching"
1970:
Screen debut, "Rabbit, Run"
1970:
Won critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for "Diary of a Mad Housewife"
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Took hiatus from acting to raise her son
1977:
Resumed acting career in Detroit production of "Vanities"
1978:
Returned to screen in "The Fury"
1985:
Co-starred opposite Clint Eastwood in "Pale Rider"
1989:
Appeared in "The Chill Factor"
1990:
Played the mother of Allan Pinkerton in the TNT original "The Rose and the Jackal"
1993:
Was featured in the acclaimed indie "The Ballad of Little Jo"
1994:
Played the mother of rodeo performer Lane Frost in the biopic "8 Seconds"
1996:
Had change of pace role as a serial killer in the USA Network film "Death Benefit"
1998:
Appeared in "Wild Things"
2000:
Had cameo role as a book publisher in "Bartleby"
2001:
Played a feisty older woman in the horror flick "The Forsaken"
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Education

Northern Illinois University: De Kalb , Illinois -
The Goodman School of Drama: Chicago , Illinois - 1969

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Neil Young. Musician.
companion:
Jack Nitzsche. Composer, arranger, musician. Was arrested for assaulting Snodgress in the 1970s.

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son:
Zeke Young. Born 1973.

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