Crystal Lee Sutton


Age: 68


Summary: former textile worker whose fight to unionize Southern textile plants with low pay and poor conditions was dramatized in the 1979 film Norma Rae, in which actress Sally Field portrayed a character based on Sutton in the movie and won a best-actress Oscar.



Cause of Death: Brain cancer


Born: December 31, 1940


Died: September 11, 2009


Location: Burlington, North Carolina