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Loretta Lynn to receive lifetime achievement award from Americana Music Association

Loretta Lynn to receive lifetime achievement award from Americana Music Association

NASHVILLE, July 10 (UPI) --Loretta Lynn will be honored with a lifetime achievement award for songwriting at the Americana Music Association awards September 17 in Nashville.
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Harper Lee agrees to release 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as ebook

Harper Lee agrees to release 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as ebook

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Author Harper Lee has finally agreed to release "To Kill a Mockingbird" for ebook distribution.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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Moore, Moretz begin work on 'Carrie' redo

Moore, Moretz begin work on 'Carrie' redo

TORONTO, June 27 (UPI) -- A remake of the horror classic "Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer, has begun shooting in Toronto, MGM said Wednesday.
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Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway

Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel is to play country music icon Loretta Lynn in a Broadway stage adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter," Playbill.com reported.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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'Help' cast set for Hollywood gala honor

'Help' cast set for Hollywood gala honor

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The cast of the movie "The Help" is to be honored at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala, organizers said Tuesday.
Sissy Spacek penning memoir

Sissy Spacek penning memoir

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Sissy Spacek is working on a memoir tentatively titled "Barefoot Stories" and set for publication next year, Hyperion announced Friday.

Spacek says new movies offer diverse fare

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Sissy Spacek says her two new U.S. movies, "Four Christmases" and "Lake City," offer viewers very different experiences.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.
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Jon, Vince to reunite for 'Christmases'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Jon Favreau is set to appear in "Four Christmases," a new big-screen comedy featuring his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn.

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Actress Sissy Spacek testifies before the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Agriculture on May 6, 1985. Miss Spacek is one among other actresses who has played the role of a farm wife in the movies. Spacek starred in the film "the River." (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)
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Sissy Spacek (born Mary Elizabeth Spacek; December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer. She won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as country star Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). She has been nominated for an Oscar a total of six times. She is also known for her role as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination.

Spacek is known mainly as a dramatic actress, but also has made comedies. The films that Spacek has starred in have earned more than $700 million worldwide.

Spacek was born on Christmas Day, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, the daughter of Virginia Frances (née Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her mother was a Mayflower descendant, and her paternal grandparents, Mary Červenka and Arnold A. Špaček (who served as Mayor of Granger, Texas in Williamson County), were of Czech ancestry. Spacek's mother was from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Spacek was given the nickname "Sissy" by her older brothers. She was greatly affected by the death of her 18-year old brother, Robbie, in 1967.

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