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March 7, 1980: ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Opens in Theaters

Coal Miner’s Daughter, the biographical musical film depicting the life of Loretta Lynn, opened on this day in 1980. It follows Lynn’s life, from her birth in a poor family, to getting married at a young age, and becoming a successful country musician.

Sissy Spacek stared as Loretta Lynn, with Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D’Angelo and Levon Helm featured in supporting roles.


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