April 20, 2019, marks the 70th birthday of acclaimed actress Jessica Lange
. She has had one of the most fascinating careers in Hollywood film history with a somewhat troubled beginning that quickly turned itself around into great triumph. In recent years she has also found success in television and theater winning two Emmys for her work on “American Horror Story
” and another for “Grey Gardens
” plus a Tony for her work on Broadway
in “Long Days Journey into Night.”
Lange’s first film performance was as the star of the much talked about 1976 remake of “King Kong
.” The unknown actress was stung by the reaction to the film and despite being awarded the Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut-Female she retreated from films and didn’t do another one for three years.
She would slowly rebuild her reputation in a series of films until she finally struck gold in 1982 with two prominent films,