Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doolittle Lynn
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Ted Webb
Phyllis Boyens ...
'Clary' Webb
Bill Anderson Jr. ...
Webb Child
Foister Dickerson ...
Webb Child
Malla McCown ...
Webb Child
Pamela McCown ...
Webb Child
Kevin Salvilla ...
Webb Child
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Lee Dollarhide
Sissy Lucas ...
Betty Sue Lynn
Pat Patterson ...
Jack Benny Lynn
Brian Warf ...
Ernest Ray Lynn
Elizabeth Watson ...
Cissy Lynn
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At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to superstardom and country music greatness. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.


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7 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hija del minero  »

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$79,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Loretta Lynn is said to have fainted when she saw Levon Helm in full makeup and wardrobe because of his amazing resemblance to her real father. See more »

Goofs

When Loretta learns of Patsy Cline's death, when she's hugging Mooney and says her line "Who am I going to talk to now?", her lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Loretta Lynn: I just can't believe I'm sittin' here talkin' to Patsy Cline.
Patsy Cline: You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before.
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Connections

Featured in The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Sissy Spacek
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Loretta Lynn's eventful life expertly brought to the big screen.
27 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loretta Lynn's life has been to say the least,interesting.A wife at 13, mother at 14,and walking a long path to her throne as the "Queen of Country Music".Triumphs and tragedies have virtually filled her life, and it was expertly brought to life in this film.Sissy Spacek gives a dead on performance as Lynn,right down to her voice,and even does her own singing for the film.This is without a doubt one of the best acting performances of a non fictional character I have ever seen,and let us not forget the Oscar worthy performance of Tommy Lee Jones as Doolittle Lynn,Loretta's husband.He is always excellent,but he was never better than he was here.This is an excellent true story of Loretta's long journey from the Kentucky backwoods to the Grand Ole Opry stage.A must see and must own movie.


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