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June Carter Cash Biography

Birth Name:
Valerie June Carter
Birth Place:
Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Profession
Country musician, songwriter, actor, author

Fast Facts

  • Began her music career as a member of the famed Carter Family singing group, which included her mother and sisters
  • Not as strong a singer as her sisters, she would entertain the audience by performing comedy sketches
  • Studied acting with Lee Strasburg and made her TV acting debut in Gunsmoke
  • Was introduced to future husband Johnny Cash by Elvis Presley
  • Cash introduced himself by saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash and I'm going to marry you someday"; 12 years later, he did
  • Cowrote "Ring of Fire," which was originally recorded by her sister Anita, and ultimately became a Top 10 hit for Johnny Cash in 1963
  • Won two Grammy awards with Cash and three as a solo artist
  • Is the godmother of country musician Hank Williams Jr
  • Wrote two autobiographies, Among My Klediments (1979) and From My Heart (1987)

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