Crystal Lee Sutton
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