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Sissy Spacek lights up the screen with 'Inside the Actors Studio' only on Pix!!

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam and played in the woods and gave no indication of one day growing up to be an Oscar-winning actress. Catch this tomboy turned Hollywood star this Sunday on Inside the Actors Studio on 10 September on Pix.

Sissy decided on an acting career, having gotten interested in the profession through her cousin, Rip Torn. She relocated to New York, and through him, enrolled in the New York branch of the Actors Studio.

She also tried modeling and singing. The petite Sissy finally broke into films, one of her first being Badlands. Her breakout role was in another film, Carrie, in which she played the humiliated Prom Queen who goes postal with her telekinesis.

Read more to get a quick peek into another exciting episode of Inside the Actors Studio …

- “Sissy” was a nickname that her brothers used to call her, short for “sister” and it stayed with her ever since

- During her audition for Carrie (1976), she wore a dress that her mother forced her to wear to a party when she was in the seventh grade

- She released a country LP titled Hangin' Up My Heart on Atlantic Records in 1983

- Decided to skip college after her older brother, Robbie, died at 18 years of age in 1967 from leukemia during her senior year in high school. She decided life was way too short to waste it in four years of college

- Lives on 300 acre farmland named "Beau Val" near Charlottesville, Virginia

Watch out for Sissy Spacek and her Tap dance demonstration only for James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio this Sunday 10 September at 7 pm on Pix!!!

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