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. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to country music greatness. Written by
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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.
Did You Know?
Although Loretta Lynn
handpicked Sissy Spacek
to portray her on screen, the first director of the film was against the casting, feeling that Spacek didn't have enough of a resemblance to Lynn. Universal Pictures felt otherwise, bought out the director's contract and hired Michael Apted
to direct. See more
When Loretta and Mooney are driving through town, it is supposed to be 1948. When they round the corner, a 1979 Dodge Omni is parked on the street, facing the opposite direction. See more
Dadgum it, Doo! You never ask me nothing! You just say, "Hey baby, here's the deal, take it or leave it." Well, it's drivin' me crazy, Doo!
Well, hell, then let's go up to the house, call a lawyer and get a divorce. I'm tired of this bullshit.
I don't want no divorce! I just want the dadgum bedroom in the back of the house!
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more