Theatrical release: February 22, 1980.
Shot on location in Kentucky and Tennessee.
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER grossed about $35 million at the domestic box office, making it the seventh highest grossing film in 1979.
Although some crew members thought that Apted grew up in a community of coal miners in northern England, he actually grew up in London, the son of an insurance inspector.
Lynn's first single, "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl," debuted on June 13, 1960. She has since had a total of 77 singles chart in the 20th century.
Lynn's 100-acre house in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee (which was depicted in the film), became a tourist attraction in the 1970s. The complex includes a replica of the cabin she grew up in, an RV park, a course for dirt bikes, a gigantic wooden Indian, riding trails, a hayride wagon, and a concert hall. She is planning to build a museum on the complex, to include props from the film and a bottle of the last pint of whiskey she hid from her husband.
Doolittle developed diabetes and lost the use of his legs, sight, and hearing. He passed away in 1996.
Beverly D'Angelo did the voice of Lurleen Lumpkin in a spoof of COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER on THE SIMPSONS. In the episode, Homer becomes a country music manager. Lumpkin's songs include "Your Wife Doesn't Understand You," "Bunk With Me Tonight," and "Stand By Your Manager."
Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
Academy Awards: Best Actress--Sissy Spacek.
Academy Awards Best Actress 1980 Sissy Spacek Oscar winning actress, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER