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.