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Carrie Snodgress (October 27, 1946 - April 1, 2004) was an American actress.

Snodgress was born Caroline Snodgress in Park Ridge, Illinois. (Two other sources cite Chicago and Barrington, Illinois as her birthplace.) She attended Northern Illinois University before leaving to act. Snodgress trained for the stage at the Goodman Theatre, in Chicago. After a number of minor TV appearances, her film debut was an uncredited appearance in Easy Rider in 1969 and a credited appearance in 1970 in Rabbit, Run opposite James Caan.

Her next film, Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), garnered her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress and two Golden Globe wins, as Best Actress in a Comedy or a Musical (an odd category, given the dramatic nature of the film) and New Star Of The Year - Actress. She left acting soon after in order to live with rock musician Neil Young and care for their son Zeke, who was born with cerebral palsy, but returned in 1978 in The Fury. She and Neil Young split up about 1975. According to Sylvester Stallone, "The first choice for Adrian (in the movie Rocky) was a girl named Carrie Snodgress, who I w

anted badly because, at the time, I wanted Adrian’s family to be Irish and Harvey Keitel would be the brother. She said there wasn’t enough money in it (we were getting paid $360 before taxes), so I said “I’ll give you my share, I truly want you.” She passed to do a part in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, which never happened for her." Neil Young's song "A Man Needs a Maid" was inspired by Snodgress, featuring the lyric "I fell in love with the actress/she was playing a part that I could understand."

Later she and film score composer Jack Nitzsche became lovers. The relationship ended in his arrest for a violent assault on her in 1979.

Her broadway debut came in 1981 with A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. She also appeared in All the Way Home, Oh! What a Lovely War, Caesar and Cleopatra, Tartuffe, The Balcony, The Boor, all at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL; and Curse of the Starving Class at the Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles.

Other films include Murphy's Law, White Man's Burden, Pale Rider, and Blue Sky.

She was hospitalized awaiting a liver transplant when she died suddenly at age 57 of heart and liver failure in Los Angeles, California.


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1. Iron Jawed Angels (2004) (TV) .... Mrs. Paul

2. "The West Wing" .... Mrs. Martha Rowe (1 episode, 2003)

- Red Haven's on Fire (2003) TV episode .... Mrs. Martha Rowe

3. "Judging Amy" .... Dr. Larabie (1 episode, 2002)

- People of the Lie (2002) TV episode .... Dr. Larabie

4. The Forsaken (2001) .... Ina Hamm

... aka The Forsaken: Desert Vampires (Australia: promotional title) (UK: DVD title)

... aka Desert Vampires (International: English title)

... aka Vampires of the Desert (Europe: English title)

5. Bartleby (2001) .... Book Publisher

6. In the Light of the Moon (2000) .... Augusta W, Gein

... aka Ed Gein (USA: new title)

7. "Touched by an Angel" .... Judy Bowers (1 episode, 1998)

- Miles to Go Before I Sleep (1998) TV episode .... Judy Bowers

8. "ER" .... Mrs. Lang (1 episode, 1998)

- A Hole in the Heart (1998) TV episode .... Mrs. Lang

9. Wild Things (1998) .... Ruby

... aka wildthings (USA: video box title)

10. Stranger in the Kingdom (1998) .... Ruth Kinneson

11. All She Ever Wanted (1996) (TV) .... Alma Winchester

12. Death Benefit (1996) (TV) .... Virginia McGinnis

13. "Sisters" .... Betty Merril (1 episode, 1995)

- Change of Life (1995) TV episode .... Betty Merril

14. "Chicago Hope" .... Mrs. Weber (1 episode, 1995)

- Every Day a Little Death (1995) TV episode .... Mrs. Weber

15. White Man's Burden (1995) .... Josine

... aka White Man (France)

16. "Phantom 2040" .... Aunt Heloise (6 episodes, 1994-1995)

... aka Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks

- Lasers in the Jungle (1995) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Heloise

- The Magician (1995) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Heloise

- The Biot in Red (1994) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Heloise

- Shadows from the Past (1994) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Heloise

- Reflections of Glory (1994) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Heloise

(1 more)

17. Blue Sky (1994) .... Vera Johnson

18. Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (1994) (TV) .... Mrs. Byrd

19. 8 Seconds (1994) .... Elsie Frost

... aka The Lane Frost Story

20. "Murder, She Wrote" .... Connie Vernon / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1993)

- Love and Hate in Cabot Cove (1993) TV episode .... Irene Macinoy

- If a Body Meet a Body (1986) TV episode .... Connie Vernon

21. "The X Files" .... Darlene Morris (1 episode, 1993)

... aka The X-Files (USA)

- Conduit (1993) TV episode .... Darlene Morris

22. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) .... Ruth Badger

... aka Little Man Jo (New Zealand: English title: video title)

23. "Reasonable Doubts" .... Christine Anderson (1 episode, 1992)

- Try to Be Nice, What Does It Get You? (1992) TV episode .... Christine Anderson

24. "Civil Wars" (1 episode, 1992)

- Drone of Arc (1992) TV episode

25. Woman with a Past (1992) (TV) .... Mama

26. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991) (TV) .... Louise McVay

... aka Mission of the Shark

27. "Equal Justice" .... Marla Prentiss (1 episode, 1991)

- Courting Disaster (1991) TV episode .... Marla Prentiss

28. Across the Tracks (1991) .... Rosemary Maloney

29. "Shades of LA" .... Lt. Armacost (1 episode, 1990)

- Pointers from Paz (1990) TV episode .... Lt. Armacost

30. The Rose and the Jackal (1990) (TV)

31. Chill Factor (1990) .... Amy Carlisle

32. "In the Heat of the Night" .... Mrs. Kroller (1 episode, 1989)

- Crackdown (1989) TV episode .... Mrs. Kroller

33. Blueberry Hill (1988) .... Becca Dane

34. "Crossbow" .... Lady Montal (1 episode, 1988)

... aka Guillaume Tell (France: dubbed version)

... aka William Tell (UK)

- Ladyship (1988) TV episode .... Lady Montal

35. "Friday the 13th" .... Dr. Viola Rhodes (1 episode, 1988)

... aka Friday the 13th: The Series

... aka Friday's Curse (UK: repeat compilations title)

- Brain Drain (1988) TV episode .... Dr. Viola Rhodes

36. L.A. Bad (1986) .... Margot

... aka Rainy Day Friends

37. Murphy's Law (1986) .... Joan Freeman

38. Pale Rider (1985) .... Sarah Wheeler

39. A Reason to Live (1985) (TV) .... Isobel Bennett

40. "Highway to Heaven" .... Evelyn Nealy (1 episode, 1984)

- To Touch the Moon (1984) TV episode .... Evelyn Nealy

41. Nadia (1984) (TV) .... Stefania Comaneci

42. "ABC Afterschool Specials" .... Mrs. Cranston (1 episode, 1983)

- Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy (1983) TV episode .... Mrs. Cranston

43. A Night in Heaven (1983) .... Mrs. Johnson

44. Trick or Treats (1982) .... Joan O'Keefe Adams

45. Homework (1982) .... Dr. Delingua

... aka Growing Pains

... aka Short People

46. "Quincy M.E." .... Mrs. Vickie McGuire (1 episode, 1982)

... aka Quincy (International: English title: informal title)

- The Face of Fear (1982) TV episode .... Mrs. Vickie McGuire

47. The Attic (1980) .... Louise Elmore

48. The Solitary Man (1979) (TV) .... Sharon Keyes

49. Fast Friends (1979) (TV) .... Diana Hayward

50. Love's Dark Ride (1978) .... Nancy Warren

51. The Fury (1978) .... Hester

52. The Impatient Heart (1971) (TV) .... Grace McCormack

53. Rabbit, Run (1970) .... Janice Angstrom

54. Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) .... Tina Balser

55. "Medical Center" .... Mim Hoagley (1 episode, 1970)

- The Deceived (1970) TV episode .... Mim Hoagley

56. The Forty-Eight Hour Mile (1970) (TV) .... Janet/Diane

57. Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) (TV) .... Janet

58. "Marcus Welby, M.D." .... Laura (1 episode, 1969)

... aka Robert Young, Family Doctor

- The White Cane (1969) TV episode .... Laura

59. Easy Rider (1969) (uncredited) .... Woman in Commune

60. The Whole World Is Watching (1969) (TV) .... Megan Baker

61. "The Outsider" .... Diane / ... (1 episode, 1969)

- The Flip Side (1969) TV episode .... Janet/Diane

62. "The Virginian" .... Josephine Delphinia (1 episode, 1969)

... aka The Men from Shiloh (USA: new title)

- Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) TV episode .... Josephine Delphinia

63. "Judd for the Defense" .... Eileen (1 episode, 1969)

- The Crystal Maze (1969) TV episode .... Eileen


Has a son, Zeke, by a relationship with Neil Young.

Was initially tapped to star opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976) but lost the role over a salary dispute.

Hospitalized at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, she succumbed to heart failure while awaiting a liver transplant. Her son was at her side when she died.

Carrie's son Zeke by rocker Neil Young was born with cerebral palsy. She and Young split in 1975 after four years. Young married in 1977 and the next year had a second son named Ben, who also had cerebral palsy. Carrie later sued Young for child support in 1983. Young was ordered to pay Carrie $10,000 a month and up to $300,000 on a home for mother and child.

Neil Young's 1972 album "Harvest" was greatly influenced by his relationship at the time with Carrie.

In 1979, her ex-boyfriend, songwriter Jack Nitzsche, was charged with threatening to kill her after he drunkenly forced his way into her home and bludgeoned her with a handgun. Nitzsche pleaded guilty to threatening her, and was fined and placed on three years probation.

Personal Quotes

"I was never really a career woman. My life always came first. When I got [Oscar] nominated for Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), I didn't think, "Aah, now I'll get more money". My dream had always just been to do my work well, fall in love and build a life for myself".

"When I came back [to Hollywood], the industry didn't trust me. Rock 'n' roll carries a heavy stigma. They didn't want to fool around with a dropout."

Article on her death: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3616191.stm

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