Birth Name: Sissy Spacek
Birth Place: Quitman, Texas, USA
Mary Elizabeth Spacek (dubbed "Sissy" by her older brothers) was born on Christmas day 1949 and grew up in the north Texas town of Quitman. It was an idyllic small town upbringing, where the freckled strawberry-blonde sang and danced in local talent shows and dreamed of becoming a performer. Her cousin Rip Torn was beginning to make a name for himself as an actor in New York and Spacek joined him after her high school graduation and the death of her older brother from leukemia - a traumatic event that underscored the unpredictable nature of life and inspired her to waste no time pursuing her dreams. Spacek initially landed in New York with her sights set on becoming a singer. For several yea...
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