The Info List - Carrie Snodgress

Caroline "Carrie" Snodgress (October 27, 1945 – April 1, 2004) was a U.S. actress.


1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Barrington, Illinois, Snodgress attended Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge, then Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
before leaving to pursue acting. She trained for the stage at the Goodman School of Drama, in Chicago. After a number of minor TV appearances, her film debut was an uncredited appearance in Easy Rider
Easy Rider
in 1969 and a credited appearance in 1970 in Rabbit, Run.[1] Her next film, Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), earned her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress and two Golden Globe
Golden Globe
wins, as Best Actress in a Comedy or a Musical and New Star of the Year - Actress. She left acting soon after to live with musician Neil Young
Neil Young
and care for their son Zeke, who was born with what was thought to be cerebral palsy, but which doctors later attributed to a slight brain aneurysm before birth.[citation needed] She returned to acting in 1978 in The Fury.[2] According to Sylvester Stallone,

The first choice for Adrian (in the movie Rocky) was a girl named Carrie Snodgress, who I wanted badly because, at the time, I wanted Adrian's family to be Irish and Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
would be the brother. She said there wasn't enough money in it (we were getting paid $360 before taxes), so I said "I'll give you my share, I truly want you." She passed to do a part in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, which never happened for her.

director John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
would cast Snodgress in two of his later films: A Night in Heaven
A Night in Heaven
and 8 Seconds. Neil Young's song "A Man Needs a Maid" was inspired by Snodgress, featuring the lyric "I fell in love with the actress/she was playing a part that I could understand."[3] The song "Motion Pictures" from On the Beach is also inspired by their relationship. She and Young split up in 1974 and his song "Already One" bookends their relationship. Later she and musician and film score composer Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
became lovers. Nitzsche had previously worked with Young on several albums. In 1979, Nitzsche was charged with threatening to kill her after he barged into her home and beat her with a handgun. He pleaded guilty to threatening her, was fined, and placed on three years' probation.[4][5] Her Broadway debut came in 1981 with A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. She also appeared in All the Way Home, Oh! What a Lovely War!, Caesar and Cleopatra, Tartuffe, The Balcony
The Balcony
and The Boor (all at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago); and Curse of the Starving Class at the Tiffany Theatre (in Los Angeles). Other films include Murphy's Law, White Man's Burden, Pale Rider
Pale Rider
and Blue Sky. Death[edit] While waiting for a liver transplant, Snodgress was hospitalized in Los Angeles, where she died of heart and liver failure on April 1, 2004. She was 58 years old.[4] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife Bettina "Tina" Balser Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for New Star of the Year - Actress Laurel Award for Best Dramatic Performance, Female Laurel Award for Star of Tomorrow, Female National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (5th place) Nominated-Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated-BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

1970 Rabbit, Run Janice Angstrom

1978 Fury, TheThe Fury Hester

1980 Attic, TheThe Attic Louise Elmore

1982 Homework Dr. Delingua

1982 Trick or Treats Joan O'Keefe Adams

1983 Night in Heaven, AA Night in Heaven Mrs. Johnson

1985 Pale Rider Sarah Wheeler

1985 Rainy Day Friends Margot

1986 Murphy's Law Joan Freeman

1988 Blueberry Hill Becca Dane

1989 Chill Factor Amy Carlisle

1990 Across the Tracks Rosemary Maloney

1993 Ballad of Little Jo, TheThe Ballad of Little Jo Ruth Badger

1994 8 Seconds Elsie Frost

1994 Blue Sky Vera Johnson

1995 White Man's Burden Josine

1998 Wild Things Ruby

1999 Stranger in the Kingdom, AA Stranger in the Kingdom Ruth Kinneson

2000 In the Light of the Moon Augusta W. Gein

2001 Forsaken, TheThe Forsaken Ina Hamm


Year Title Role Notes

1969 Judd, for the Defense Eileen "The Crystal Maze"

1969 Virginian, TheThe Virginian Josephine Delphinia "Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs"

1969 Outsider, TheThe Outsider Janet / Diane "The Flip Side"

1969 Bold Ones: The Lawyers, TheThe Bold Ones: The Lawyers Megan Baker "The Whole World is Watching"

1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. Laura "The White Cane"

1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night Janet TV film

1970 Medical Center Mim Hoagley "The Deceived"

1970 Forty-Eight Hour Mile, TheThe Forty-Eight Hour Mile Janet / Diane TV film

1971 Impatient Heart, TheThe Impatient Heart Grace McCormack TV film

1978 Love's Dark Ride Nancy Warren TV film

1979 Fast Friends Diana Hayward TV film

1979 Solitary Man, TheThe Solitary Man Sharon Keyes TV film

1982 Quincy M.E. Mrs. Vicki McGuire "The Face of Fear"

1983 ABC Afterschool Special Mrs. Cranston "Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy"

1984 Nadia Stefania Comaneci TV film

1984 Highway to Heaven Evelyn Nealy "To Touch the Moon"

1985 Reason to Live, AA Reason to Live Isobel Bennett TV film

1986 Murder, She Wrote Connie Vernon "If a Body Meet a Body"

1988 Friday the 13th: The Series Dr. Viola Rhodes "Brain Drain"

1988 Crossbow Lady Montal "Ladyship"

1989 In the Heat of the Night Mrs. Kroller "Crackdown"

1990 Rose and the Jackal, TheThe Rose and the Jackal Joan Pinkerton TV film

1990 Shades of LA Lt. Armacost "Pointers from Paz"

1991 Equal Justice Marla Prentiss "Courting Disaster"

1991 Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Louise McVay TV film

1992 Woman with a Past Mama TV film

1992 Civil Wars Mary Esquavil "Drone of Arc"

1992 Reasonable Doubts Christine Anderson "Try to Be Nice, What Does It Get You?"

1993 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Darlene Morris "Conduit"

1993 Murder, She Wrote Irene Macinoy "Love & Hate in Cabot Cove"

1994 Rise and Walk: The Donnie Byrd Story Mrs. Byrd TV film

1994-1995 Phantom 2040 Heloise Walker (voice) Recurring role

1995 Chicago
Hope Mrs. Weber "Every Day a Little Death"

1995 Sisters Betty Merrill "For Everything a Season: Part 2"

1996 Death Benefit Virginia McGinnis TV film

1996 All She Ever Wanted Alma Winchester TV film

1998 ER Mrs. Lang "A Hole in the Heart"

1998 Touched by an Angel Judy Bowers "Miles to Go Before I Sleep"

2002 Judging Amy Dr. Larabie "People of the Lie"

2003 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Mrs. Martha Rowe "Red Haven's on Fire"

2004 Iron Jawed Angels Mrs. Paul TV film


^ Browning, Norma Lee (January 4, 1970). "Miss Snodgress arrives in Hollywood and everyone decides the name's gotta go". Chicago
Tribune. p. 3, section 10.  ^ Oliver, Myrna (April 10, 2004). "Carrie Snodgress, 57; Best Actress Nominee". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times.  ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (2010). Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History. Voyageur Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0760336472.  ^ a b "Carrie Snodgress, 57, Dies; Starred as 'Mad Housewife'". The New York Times. April 10, 2004.  ^ "Carrie: It wasn't real rape". The Miami News. Associated Press. October 23, 1979. p. 6A. Retrieved October 1, 2015 – via Google News. 

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Carrie Snodgress on IMDb

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Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

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Judy Holliday
(1950) June Allyson
June Allyson
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Susan Hayward
(1952) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
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Judy Garland
(1954) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1955) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
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Kay Kendall
/ Taina Elg
Taina Elg
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Rosalind Russell
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Marilyn Monroe
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Shirley MacLaine
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Rosalind Russell
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Rosalind Russell
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
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(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1965) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1967) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1969) Carrie Snodgress (1970) Twiggy
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
(1974) Ann-Margret
(1975) Barbra Streisand
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Diane Keaton
/ Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1977) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
/ Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1979) Sissy Spacek
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(1981) Julie Andrews
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(1982) Julie Walters
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(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
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Kathleen Turner
(1985) Sissy Spacek
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Bette Midler
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Miranda Richardson
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Angela Bassett
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Jamie Lee Curtis
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Nicole Kidman
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Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
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Annette Bening
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Meryl Streep
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Marion Cotillard
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Sally Hawkins
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Meryl Streep
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Annette Bening
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Jennifer Lawrence
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Amy Adams
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Amy Adams
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Jennifer Lawrence
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Emma Stone
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Saoirse Ronan

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
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Lois Maxwell
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Mercedes McCambridge
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Pier Angeli
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Barbara Rush
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Shirley MacLaine
(1955) Anita Ekberg, Victoria Shaw, Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
(1956) Carroll Baker, Jayne Mansfield, Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1957) Carolyn Jones, Diane Varsi, Sandra Dee
Sandra Dee
(1958) Linda Cristal, Susan Kohner, Tina Louise
Tina Louise
(1959) Janet Munro, Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens
(1960) Ina Balin, Hayley Mills, Nancy Kwan
Nancy Kwan
(1961) Ann-Margret, Jane Fonda, Christine Kaufmann
Christine Kaufmann
(1962) Sue Lyon, Patty Duke, Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1963) Tippi Hedren, Elke Sommer, Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress
(1964) Mia Farrow, Mary Ann Mobley, Celia Kaye
Celia Kaye
(1965) Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman
(1966) Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1967) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1968) Olivia Hussey, Marianne McAndrew
Marianne McAndrew
(1969) Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw
(1970) Carrie Snodgress (1971) Twiggy
(1972) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1973) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1974) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
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Jessica Lange
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Bette Midler
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Nastassja Kinski
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Pia Zadora
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Sandahl Bergman

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