Sissy Spacek Biography (1949?-)

Full name, Mary Elizabeth Spacek; born December 25, 1949 (some sources cite 1950), in Quitman, TX; daughter of Edwin Arnold (a county agricultural agent)and Virginia Frances (maiden name, Spillman) Spacek; cousin of Rip Torn (an actor); aunt of Stephen Spacek (an actor); married Jack Fisk (a director and art director), 1974; children: Schuyler Elizabeth (an actress), Virginia Madison. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
December 25, 1949?
Quitman, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Girl "extra" at bar, Trash (also known as Andy Warhol's Trash), 1970
  • Poppy, Prime Cut, National General, 1972
  • Ginger, Ginger in the Morning, 1972
  • Holly Sargis, Badlands, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Carrie White (title role), Carrie, United Artists, 1976
  • Pinky Rose, Three Women, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Linda Murray, Welcome to L.A., United Artists, 1977
  • Carolyn Cassady, Heart Beat, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Loretta Webb Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter, Universal, 1980
  • Nita, Raggedy Man, Universal, 1981
  • Beth Horman, Missing, Universal, 1982
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Anne Uumellmahaye, The Man with Two Brains,Warner Bros., 1983
  • Mae Garvey, The River, Universal, 1984
  • (In archive footage) Carrie White, "Carrie," Terror in the Aisles(also known as A Time for Terror), 1984
  • Marie Ragghianti, Marie (also known as Marie: A True Story), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Jessie Cates, 'Night, Mother, Universal, 1986
  • Gussie Sawyer, Violets Are Blue, Columbia, 1986
  • Rebecca "Babe"/"Becky" Magrath Botrelle, Crimes of the Heart, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Miriam Thompson, The Long Walk Home, Miramax, 1991
  • Liz Garrison, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Chris Coalter, Hard Promises, Columbia, 1992
  • Herself, Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy, 1992
  • Mrs. Mommy Martin/Mommy/Mama/Mom/Natasha, Trading Mom (also knownas The Mommy Market), Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Verena Talbo, The Grass Harp, Fine Line, 1995
  • Margie "Marge" Fogg, Affliction, Lions Gate Films, 1997
  • Helen Thomas Webber, Blast from the Past, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Carieta "Carrie" N. White, The Rage: Carrie 2, United Artists, 1999
  • Rose Straight, The Straight Story (also known as Une histoire vraie), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Ruth Fowler, In the Bedroom, Miramax, 2001
  • Mae Tuck, Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2002
  • Also appeared in The Plastic Nightmare.
  • Film Work
  • Set dresser, The Phantom of the Paradise (also known as Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), 1974
  • Art director, Death Game (also known as Mrs. Manning's Weekend and The Seducers), 1977
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Sara, The Girls of Huntington House, ABC, 1973
  • Wanda Trimpin, The Migrants, CBS, 1974
  • Katherine Alman, Katherine (also known as The Radical), ABC, 1975
  • Sherri Chessen Finkbine, A Private Matter (also known as Miss Sherri and The Sherri Finkbine Story), HBO, 1992
  • Susan Lansing, "A Place for Annie," Hallmark Hall of Fame, ABC, 1994
  • Spring Renfro, The Good Old Boys, TNT, 1995
  • Barbara Ryan Barrows, "1974," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1996
  • Pam O'Brien, Beyond the Call, Showtime, 1996
  • Voice of Martha Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain, 1996
  • Mary Fermoyle, Songs in Ordinary Time, CBS, 2000
  • Sibyl Danforth, Midwives, Lifetime, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Lorena Parker, Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo (also known as The Streets of Laredo), CBS, 1995
  • Zelda Fitzgerald, Last Call (also known as Fitzgerald), Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Loretta Lynn: The Lady ... the Legend, NBC, 1981
  • Texas 150: A Celebration Special, ABC, 1986
  • The Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, HBO, 1986
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993
  • Nick Nolte, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Also appeared in Intimate Portrait: Loretta Lynn, Lifetime.
  • Episodic
  • "Love and the Old Lover," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • Sarah Simmonds, "The Townie," The Waltons, CBS, 1973
  • Sarah Simmonds, "The Odyssey," The Waltons, CBS, 1973
  • Barbara Tabnor, "Sound of Silence," The Rookies, ABC, 1973
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1977
  • Verna Lane (title role), "Verna, USO Girl," Great Performances, PBS, 1978
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1994
  • "Loretta Lynn," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • Seitenblicke, 2002
  • Also appeared in an episode of Inside the Actors Studio.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Coal Miner's Daughter (original soundtrack recording), 1980
  • Hangin' Up My Heart, Atlantic, 1983
  • As Rainbo, released the single "John, You've Gone Too Far This Time," 1968.
  • Videos
  • Acting "Carrie," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Contributor to the music video "Voices That Care."

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Emerson, Mark, and Eugene E. Pfaff, Jr., Country Girl: The Life of Sissy Spacek, St. Martin's Press (New York City), 1988
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, March, 1991, p. 26
    • Chicago Sun-Times, April 1, 2001
    • Cosmopolitan, December, 1994, p. 118
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 16, 2001, pp. 62-70; February 22, 2002, p. 42
    • Harper's Bazaar, January, 1990, p. 100
    • Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2000
    • McCall's, February, 1991, p. 80
    • My Generation, July/August, 2001, pp. 42-46
    • New York Times, December 12, 1976; April 20, 1980; September 8, 1986
    • Next, November 23, 2001, pp. 24-25
    • Parade, April 1, 2001
    • People Weekly, March 4, 2002, pp. 111-112, 114
    • Texas Monthly, February, 1991, p. 90; December, 1999, p. 144
    • Time Out New York, November 22, 2001, p. 176
    • Washington Post, December 24, 2002, pp. C1, C2
    Electronic
    • Famous Texans, http://www.famoustexans.com, August 27, 2002

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