March 7, 1980
The film Coal Miner's Daughter, the biography of Loretta Lynn and starring Sissy Spacek opened. Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lynn; Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo also play leading roles in the film, which was a huge success with critics and at the box office.
Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 American biographical film that tells the story of country music singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Tommy Lee Jones plays the role of Loretta's husband "Mooney" a.k.a. `Doo'; Beverly D'Angelo and Levon Helm also star.