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Actors You Recognize, But Don’t Know Their Names: Mary Kay Place

Love this lady. Mary Kay Place is largely known for her
Emmy-winning performance as wannabe country music star Loretta Haggers on the
‘70s sitcom Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman – a role that resulted in Place
recording an album in character as Lorreta, which won her a Grammy.

Her film
career includes memorable roles in THE BIG CHILL, PRIVATE BENJAMIN, CAPTAIN
RON, CITIZEN RUTH, PECKER, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, IT’S COMPLICATED and the
recent (2018) critically acclaimed DIANE. 

Place has also seemingly has made appearances on
every popular show of the last 40 years including All in the Family, M*A*S*H,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Thirtysomething, My So Called Life, King of the
Hill
, West Wing, Law & Order, Big Love, and Grey’s Anatomy. Whew! There are so many
more credits, but I gotta stop somewhere.

More later…