Mary Kay Place is an American actress, singer, director, and screen writer. She is known for portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role that won her the 1977 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series. Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin, The Big Chill, Captain Ron and Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 drama, The Rainmaker. Place also recorded one studio album for Columbia Records in the Haggers persona, which included the Top Ten country music hit \"Baby Boy. \"