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Born: December 25, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Quitman, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Quitman, TX
1956:
At age six, made first appearance on stage, singing and tap-dancing in a local talent show
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After winning a singer-songwriter contest, lived with cousin Rip Torn and his wife Geraldine Page in New York City while trying to break into music industry (aged 17)
1968:
Cut single "John, You've Gone Too Far This Time," a novelty song about John Lennon posing nude on an album cover with his wife Yoko Ono; recorded under the name Rainbo; because single failed to sell well, was dropped by record company
1970:
Worked as photographic model and as extra at Andy Warhol's factory; appeared in "Trash"
1972:
Screen acting debut, "Prime Cut"
1973:
TV debut, "The Girls of Huntington House" (ABC), about a group home for unwed mothers
1973:
Played recurring role of a potential love interest for John-Boy (Richard Thomas) on "The Waltons" (CBS)
1973:
Landed breakthrough screen role opposite Martin Sheen in "Badlands"; met future husband Jack Fisk during filming
1974:
Worked as a set decorator on "Phantom of the Paradise"
1975:
Had title role of a 1960s radical in the TV-movie "Katherine" (ABC)
1976:
Earned first Oscar nomination for her leading performance as a telekinetic teenager in "Carrie"; Fisk was the production designer on the movie
1977:
Worked as script supervisor on "Eraserhead," directed by David Lynch
1977:
Starred with Shelley Duvall and Janice Rule in "Three Women," directed by Robert Altman
1978:
Had title role opposite William Hurt in the PBS production "Verna: USO Girl"
1979:
Cast as Carolyn Cassady in the biopic "Heart Beat"; first screen teaming with Nick Nolte
1980:
Won Best Actress Academy Award for portraying country singer Loretta Lynn in the biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter"; also did own singing in the role
1981:
Directed by husband in "Raggedy Man," co-starring Eric Roberts
1982:
Teamed with Jack Lemmon in the political drama "Missing"; earned Best Actress Oscar nomination as the wife of a kidnapped American
1984:
Starred in "The River" opposite Mel Gibson; garnered fourth Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1985:
Had title role of real-life whistle-blower Marie Ragghianti in "MARIE: A True Story"
1986:
Portrayed a suicidal woman in "'night, Mother," the film adaptation of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play
1986:
Received fifth Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Crimes of the Heart"
1986:
Took four-year break from features
1990:
Returned to features in the civil rights drama "The Long Walk Home" alongside Whoopi Goldberg
1991:
Had supporting role of Mrs. Jim Garrison in Oliver Stone's controversial "JFK"
1992:
Starred in controversial HBO movie "A Private Matter," about the host of a children's TV show who seeks an abortion after exposure to Thalidomide
1994:
Starred as a pediatric nurse who cares for an abandoned baby with HIV in the ABC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "A Place for Annie"
1995:
Co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the TNT TV-movie "The Good Old Boys"; earned first Emmy nomination
1996:
Teamed with "Carrie" co-star Piper Laurie in "The Grass Harp"
1996:
Starred in the "1974" segment of the anthology TV-movie about a woman's right to reproductive freedom, "If These Walls Could Talk" (HBO)
1998:
Played Nick Nolte's patient girlfriend in "Affliction"
1999:
Appeared as the matriarch of a family who seeks refuge in a bomb shelter in the 1950s and spends 30 years living below ground in the uneven comedy "Blast From the Past"
1999:
Portrayed the daughter of a man who sets out on a lawnmower to travel to meet with his estranged brother in "The Straight Story," directed by David Lynch; husband Jack Fisk served as production designer
2000:
Starred opposite Beau Bridges in the TV drama "Songs in Ordinary Time" (CBS)
2001:
Co-starred with Tom Wilkinson in the independent feature "In the Bedroom," directed by Todd Field; screened at Sundance; received sixth career Oscar nomination as Best Actress
2001:
Starred in the Lifetime TV-movie "Midwives"
2002:
Had featured role in "Tuck Everlasting"
2002:
Played writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's mentally ill wife in the Showtime miniseries "Last Call"
2004:
Cast in Michael Cunningham's "A Home at the End of the World," also starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright Penn
2005:
Cast in ensemble "Nine Lives"; Rodrigo GarcĂ­a directed series of vignettes offering glimpses into the lives of nine women
2005:
Cast as Charlize Theron's mother in "North Country"
2006:
Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in Courtney Solomon's "An American Haunting"
2007:
Played Heather Graham's therapist in the indie feature "Gray Matters"
2007:
Played a retired art teacher who takes in a foster child in TV movie "Pictures of Hollis Woods" (CBS); earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Mini-series or TV Movie
2010:
Earned an Emmy nomination for guest role on HBO's "Big Love"
2011:
Joined ensemble cast for feature adaptation of "The Help"
2012:
Cast opposite Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde in crime drama "Deadfall"

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