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DiedApril 1, 2004, Los Angeles, California, United States
MarkHusky yet smooth voice
FactShe attended Maine Township High School East (class of 1963) in Park Ridge, Illinois. The same high school attended by Harrison Ford (class of 1960) and Hillary Rodham (class of 1965).

Carrie Snodgress was an American actress. She was born on October 27, 1946 in Park Ridge, Illinois, to an accountant father and a housewife mother. She had two older sisters. Snodgress was educated at the New Trier High School and the Northwestern University, where she studied drama. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Snodgress’s first film role was in the 1969 film The Shooting, which also starred Warren Beatty. She then had a small role in the 1971 film The Beguiled, starring Clint Eastwood. In 1972, she appeared in the film Play It As It Lays, starring Faye Dunaway. That same year, she had a leading role in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

In 1974, Snodgress co-starred with Jack Nicholson in the film Chinatown. The following year, she appeared in the film The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford. In 1976, she starred in the film All the President’s Men, alongside Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.

In 1978, Snodgress starred in the film Winter Kills, alongside Jeff Bridges and John Huston. The following year, she appeared in the film Straight Time, alongside Dustin Hoffman. In 1980, she starred in the film Resurrection, alongside Ellen Burstyn.

Snodgress’s final film role was in the 1981 film Heart Beat, starring Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek.

Snodgress was married to actor Neil Young from 1970 to 1972. The couple had one son together, Zeke. Snodgress later had a relationship with actor Dennis Hopper from 1978 to 1980. The couple had one daughter together, Galen Grier.

Snodgress died of pneumonia on April 1, 2004 at the age of 57.

General Info

Full NameCarrie Snodgress
DiedApril 1, 2004, Los Angeles, California, United States
EducationMaine East High School, Northern Illinois University


ChildrenZeke Young


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming
MoviesPale Rider, Diary of a Mad Housewife, The Fury, Wild Things, Blue Sky, Murphy's Law, 8 Seconds, A Night in Heaven, Rabbit, Run, Across the Tracks, The Ballad of Little Jo, The Forsaken, In the Light of the Moon, Trick or Treats, The Rose and the Jackal, A Stranger in the Kingdom, All She Ever Wanted...
TV ShowsPhantom 2040

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#Marks / Signs
1Husky yet smooth voice


1When 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.
2I 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.


1Following her sudden death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
2She was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance in Molière's "Tartuffe" on stage in Chicago.
3She attended Maine Township High School East (class of 1963) in Park Ridge, Illinois. The same high school attended by Harrison Ford (class of 1960) and Hillary Rodham (class of 1965).
4Her husband, Robert Jones, was a painter.
5In 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.
6Neil Young's 1972 album "Harvest" was greatly influenced by his relationship at the time with Carrie.
7Carrie's son Zeke Young by rocker Neil Young was born with cerebral palsy. She and Young separated in 1975 after four years. Young married in 1977 and the next year had a second son, Ben Young, 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.
8Hospitalized 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.
9Was initially tapped to star opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976) but lost the role over a salary dispute.
10Gave birth to her only child at age 26, a son Zeke Snodgress Young on September 8, 1972. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Neil Young.




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Archive Footage

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Won Awards

1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar of Tomorrow, FemaleDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Dramatic Performance, FemaleDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

Nominated Awards

1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in Children's ProgrammingABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
1972BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleDiary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

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