Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1981
Plays Two Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Poppy in Prime Cut 1972
Lorena in Streets of Laredo 1995
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
Prime Cut was Sissy Spacek film debut. She plays an orphan named Poppy who is sold into prostitution.
Watch clip of the film “Prime Cut”
25 years later she would go on to star in the pre-sequel to the Lonesome Dove series. Streets of Laredo featured an ensemble cast including Sissy in the part of Lorena. She is a former prostitute, who is now married with children. The town must not mind her former occupation as she is also the town’s schoolteacher!
Watch clip from the film “Streets of Laredo”
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