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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 October 1945Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 1 April 2004Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart failure/liver failure)
Birth NameCaroline Snodgress

Mini Bio (1)

A student of Northern Illinois University, Carrie switched to drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre School where she won the Sarah Siddons Award as outstanding graduate. After graduating, Carrie worked in Television and also appeared in Television movies. She made her big screen debut in Rabbit, Run (1970), working with James Caan. Her next movie was Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) for which her role as Tina Balser gave her an Academy Award nomination. With similar Golden Globe nominations, Carrie was on the brink of stardom when she left it all to live with rock musician Neil Young, the father of her son, Zeke. It would be almost 8 years before she returned to the screen as a supporting actor in Brian De Palma's The Fury (1978). After a few more films, Carrie debuted on Broadway in the 1981 play "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking." She continued making movies in the 1980s, some of which were good; others that were not. In the '90s, most of Carrie's supporting actor roles are being filmed for Television. One of the big screen films that she made was the critically acclaimed Blue Sky (1994), which was released years after being made and gave Jessica Lange an Oscar. Carrie has also turned up on series Television in The X-Files (1993) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (1)

Robert Jones (1981 - ?)

Trade Mark (1)

Husky yet smooth voice

Trivia (10)

Had one son, Zeke Young, from her relationship with Neil Young.
Was initially tapped to star opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976) but lost the role over a salary dispute.
Hospitalized at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, she succumbed to heart failure while awaiting a liver transplant. Her son was at her side when she died.
Carrie's son Zeke Young by rocker Neil Young was born with cerebral palsy. She and Young separated in 1975 after four years. Young married in 1977 and the next year had a second son, Ben Young, who also had cerebral palsy. Carrie later sued Young for child support in 1983. Young was ordered to pay Carrie $10,000 a month and up to $300,000 on a home for mother and child.
Neil Young's 1972 album "Harvest" was greatly influenced by his relationship at the time with Carrie.
In 1979, her ex-boyfriend, songwriter Jack Nitzsche, was charged with threatening to kill her after he drunkenly forced his way into her home and bludgeoned her with a handgun. Nitzsche pleaded guilty to threatening her, and was fined and placed on three years probation.
Her husband, Robert Jones, was a painter.
She attended Maine Township High School East (class of 1963) in Park Ridge, Illinois. The same high school attended by Harrison Ford (class of 1960) and Hillary Rodham (class of 1965).
She was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance in Molière's "Tartuffe" on stage in Chicago.
Following her sudden death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Personal Quotes (2)

I was never really a career woman. My life always came first. When I got [Oscar] nominated for Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), I didn't think, "Aah, now I'll get more money." My dream had always just been to do my work well, fall in love and build a life for myself.
When I came back [to Hollywood], the industry didn't trust me. Rock 'n' roll carries a heavy stigma. They didn't want to fool around with a dropout.

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