Top Ten Diva-licious Actresses In Musical Biopics (page 7)
4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Loretta Lynn[/lastfm] (played by[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Sissy Spacek[/lastfm])-Coal Miner’s Daughter
Sissy Spacek won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter–a role that Loretta Lynn hand-picked Spacek for from a photo. Spacek was evidently hesitant to play the role, but due to Lynn’s public announcement of who would play her and a “sign” (the song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” playing on the radio), Spacek played Lynn and it paid off.