Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

About Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legend Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek in her Academy Award for Best Actress winning role, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo, and Levon Helm, and was directed by Michael Apted. Helm (drummer for the rock group The Band) made his screen debut as Loretta's father, Ted Webb. Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and Minnie Pearl all make cameo appearances as themselves. The film was adapted from Loretta Lynn's 1976 autobiography written with George Vecsey. Loretta Lynn was one of eight children born to Ted Webb (Levon Helm), a coal miner raising a family despite grinding poverty in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, pronounced by locals as 'Butcher Holler'. She married Oliver Vanetta (Doolittle) 'Mooney' Lynn (Tommy Lee...'