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Labor Day Tribute to Norma Rae and the Woman Who Inspired Her

posted by Nell Minow
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Sally Field won an Oscar for her performance as Norma Rae, inspired by the real-life Crystal Lee Sutton.  She died in 2009 of brain cancer following a fight with her insurance company to get the treatment she needed.  Her papers are at Alamance Community College, where she received certification as a nurse’s assistant.

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