Spacek Saturday Night Live

Quitman's Sissy Spacek as seen in a promotion shot for her guest host on 'Saturday Night Live'in 1977. 

Quitman native Sissy Spacek was the host of “Saturday Night Live” on this date in 1977.

Spacek, who was riding new fame from her recent starring role in the horror film “Carrie,” showed off her comedy talent .

She played a member of a really bad acting troupe in a sketch titled “Bad Playhouse”and was paired with John Belushi in a sketch called “White Trash Romance.” 

In the Spotlight

-- 2011: Tyler native Larry Johnson appears in the TV documentary “Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV.”

-- 2011: “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” a duet by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson that was co-written by Gilmer native Jason Sellers hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

-- 2010: Longview native Forest Whitaker is a guest on “Rachel Ray.”

-- 2010: Longview native Forest Whitaker stars in the romantic comedy “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrera and Carlos Mencia. 

-- 2009: Terrell native Jamie Foxx appears on “Entertainment Tonight.”

-- 2007: “The Riches,” starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver, debuts with Jacksonville native Margo Martindale in a recurring role.

-- 2003: Anjanette Comer, a native of Navarro County, has a role in “Screen Door Jesus.”

-- 2003: Irma P. Hall, a graduate of Texas College in Tyler, has a featured role in the TV movie “Our America.”

-- 2001: Tyler native Kiki Shepard appears in guest role on “Yes, Dear.”

-- 2001: Rodney Crowell, who attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, is a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

-- 1999: Tyler native Richard Bradford has a guest role on “Cracker: Mind Over Murder.”

-- 1993: Mineola native Noble Willingham plays a sheriff in the alien abduction movie “Fire in the Sky.”

-- 1993: Texarkana native Ross Perot is a guest on the Maury Povich talk show “Maury.”

-- 1982: Quitman native Sissy Spacek stars in and Tyler native Richard Bradford has a supporting role in “Missing.”  

-- 1975: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on Dinah Shore’s TV talk show “Dinah!”

-- 1969: At the Grammy Awards, The Temptations, featuring Texarkana native Otis Williams, win Best Performance by a R&B Group (“Cloud Nine”). 

-- 1963 Honey Grove native Bill Erwin is seen in an episode of “The Untouchables.”

-- 1937: Smith County native Everett Brown appears in “Dark Manhattan” and “Nancy Steele is Missing!”

-- 1922 Texarkana native Corinne Griffith stars in the silent film “Island Wives.”


Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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