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Sixth & I

Sissy Spacek

May 6, 2012 • 3:00 pm ET
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From Badlands, to her Oscar-nominated performance in Carrie, to her Academy Award-winning portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, to this year’s hit The Help, Spacek’s career has spanned over 40 years in film.

In her memoir My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, Spacek opens up about her personal, as well as professional, life—from growing up in small-town Texas, to moving to New York to begin a singing career and living with her cousin Rip Torn, to meeting her husband on the set of Badlands, and her decision to live about as far away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as one could get, in the hills of Virginia.

My Extraordinary Ordinary Life is a story of perseverance, talent, and grace, and how the characters Spacek met and stories she heard while growing up in Quitman, Texas, informed the rest of her life and work.

Spacek will be interviewed by Sara Nelson, the Books Editor of O, The Oprah Magazine.