When she was forty-eight years old, Loretta Lynn's autobiography was released in theaters in the guise of the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, starring Sissy Spacek in the title role, with Tommy Lee Jones playing her husband, Mooney Lynn. The poster for this film adorns the wall in the ATT Music Room above one of our very favorite nickelodeons, the Wurlitzer PianOrchestra with the peacock proudly dominating it:
Michael Apted, famous for his "UP" film series, directed this 1980 movie, with Loretta Lynn's involvement. In fact, Lynn herself selected Sissy Spacek to play her. Spacek was reluctant to do so until she received what she perceived to be a sign when she was in her car and Lynn's song, "Coal Miner's Daughter" came on the radio. Later, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
In which of the following songs did Loretta Lynn sing a duet with Conway Twitty:
a) "Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
b) "Lead Me On"
c) "You Ain't Woman Enough"
d) "Fist City"
e) "One's On the Way"
It was 1609 on this very day that Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay for the Dutch East India Company (although the Lenni Lenape might have argued that they preferred it undiscovered). Hudson would continue making discoveries in North America until, two year later, his crew mutinied and abandoned Hudson, his son, and seven others adrift in the Canadian bay named after him. None of them were ever seen again.
This was a day of tragedy in 1955, when African-American 14 year-old Emmett Till was found murdered during a visit to the town of Money, Mississippi after he supposedly flirted with a Caucasian woman. His murder, trial and funeral triggered national outrage and proved a pivotal impetus for the American Civil Rights Movement.
Luis Guzman is a Puerto Rican character actor with a distinctive face who has been in numerous films since his debut in 1977 until now, most recently in the comedy We're the Millers with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. He will be 57 years old.