People: May 20, 1985

If a message is unpalatable, the alert political go-getter tries a captivating messenger. Or, in this case, three of them: Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek, who spoke to a Democratic congressional task force last week on the plight of economically pressed farm families. Journalists and onlookers jammed the hearing room to listen to the actresses who had played farm wives in The Dollmaker (Fonda), Country (Lange) and The River (Spacek). "It is heartbreaking to witness their anguish as they watch their lives stripped away," said Lange as she choked back her emotion and brought Fonda to tears. Warned Spacek,...

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