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Debra Winger's troubled film project, 'Peggy Sue Got Married,'...

By WILLIAM C. TROTT, United Press International

Debra Winger's troubled film project, 'Peggy Sue Got Married,' has been postponed again -- this time because of her back problem. A Winger spokesman says she is in traction for treament of a herniated disc suffered when she fell off a truck as a teenager.

She could be out of action for six weeks to six months. The movie, whose title is taken from a Buddy Holly song and traces a young woman's high school days in the 1950s, was to have started production last fall but Winger's differences with director Jonathan Demme caused him to quit. Winger got the producers to hire her friend Penny Marshall as director but Marshall later quit over creative differences, with Winger leaving as well out of loyalty. Winger rejoined the cast this year when Francis Coppola was hired as director and they had planned to begin filming in mid-March.

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