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As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was ... See full bio »

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 2008 Lake City
 2005 Nine Lives
 2004 A Home at the End of the World
Alice Glover
 1994 Trading Mom
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 1991 JFK
Liz Garrison
 1991 Hard Promises
Christine Ann Coalter
 1986 Crimes of the Heart
Babe Magrath
 1986 'night, Mother
Jessie Cates
 1986 Violets Are Blue...
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
 1985 Marie
Marie Ragghianti
 1984 The River
Mae Garvey
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Anne Uumellmahaye (voice, uncredited)
 1976 Welcome to L.A.
Linda Murray
 1976 Carrie
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
 1973 Badlands
 1972 Prime Cut
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Single: "John, You Went to Far This Time" (1969/Roulette) as "Rainbo" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 9 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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When I started out in independent films in the early 70s, we did everything for the love of art. It wasn't about money and stardom. That was what we were reacting against. You'd die before you'd be bought. See more »


Acting protégée of Piper Laurie. See more »

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