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Carrie Snodgress was an American actress who won two Golden Globes for the 1970 release of “Diary of a Mad Housewife.” She had been in over forty television series, including ‘The Bold Ones: The Lawyers,’ ‘Blue Sky,’ ‘Highway to Heaven,’ and ‘A Reason to Live,’ among others. Regarding her cinema career, she had starred in great films such as ‘Diary of a Mad Housewife,’ ‘The Fury,’ ‘A Night in Heaven,’ ‘Blueberry Hill,’ and ‘Wild Things.’ During her three-decade-long career, she had distinguished herself not just in the cinema and television sectors, but also as a renowned stage actor. After making her acting debut as a young lady, she abruptly quit the field for personal reasons less than a year later, only to return eight years later to star in several classic films.

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Carrie Snodgress ‘s Career

Carrie Snodgress began her professional career in 1969 with an uncredited performance in the film “Easy Rider,” followed by a role in the 1970 film “Rabbit, Run.” This was quickly followed by her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Bettina Balser in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife.

She received two Golden Globes for the film. Her performance in the film earned her two Laurel Awards for ‘Best Dramatic Performance, Female’ and ‘Star of Tomorrow, Female,’ as well as a BAFTA Award nomination for ‘Most Promising Newcomer in Leading Film Roles.

However, following this spectacular beginning to her professional path, she took a break from her job and moved in with rock artist Neil Young. She returned after eight years and acted as a supporting character in “The Fury.”
Carrie Snodgress was the first choice to portray the role of ‘Adrian’ in the picture Rocky,’ but she was unable to reach a monetary arrangement with the production crew.

Before making her Broadway debut in 1981 with the play “A Coupla

White Chicks Sitting and Talking,” she appeared in a handful of further films and television films. She continued to appear in movies and television shows as a guest star during the 1980s, but the majority of her roles were not very popular or profitable.

In the 1990s, she performed in numerous supporting roles on television and in the 1994 critically acclaimed film “Blue Sky.” Carrie’s co-star Jessica Lange received an Academic Award for her participation in the film. Carrie Snodgress continued to work and starred in popular productions such as “White Man’s Burden,” “Wild Things,” “The X-Files,” and “Murder, She Wrote” over the years.

Carrie Snodgress ‘s Personal Life

Caroline Snodgress was born on October 27, 1945, in Barrington, Illinois. She attended Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge throughout her early years before graduating from Northern Illinois University. She also received instruction at Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama.

She left her career after just one year to live with her then-partner, musician Neil Young, with whom she had her sole child, Zeke, who was born with a minor brain aneurysm. Later, she was in a relationship with the lyricist Jack Nitzsche, who was later accused of threatening to kill her. Jack pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to three years of probation and a heavy fine. In 1981, she married painter, Robert Jones.

Carrie Snodgress was brought to a hospital in Los Angeles to obtain a liver transplant after suffering from liver difficulties. Unfortunately, she passed away at the hospital on April 1, 2004, at the age of 58, due to liver and heart failure. She was interred in Glendale, California’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Estimated Net Worth

Carrie is one of the wealthiest and most popular actresses in the film industry. According to our investigation, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Carrie Snodgress has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.