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 June <I>Carter</I> Cash

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June Carter Cash Famous memorial

Birth
Maces Spring, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Death
15 May 2003 (aged 73)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Plot
Garden of Matthew
Memorial ID
7446405 View Source

Country Singer, producer, author, actress. Born in Maces Springs, Virginia, on June 23, 1929, as Valerie June Carter, she was a member of the famous singing Carter Family. The Carter Family began recording country music in 1927 and continued until Maybelle's death in 1978. The Carter Family Singers included 'Mother' Maybelle Carter, Anita Carter, Alvin Pleasant 'A.P.' Carter, and, of course, June, who would go onto a successful singing career herself. In the 1950s, she moved to New York to study acting at the request of Elia Kazan who discovered her while scouting movie locations in Tennessee. Also about this time, she attended the premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the company of Elvis Presley, and sat with Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams. In 1961, she turned down an offer to work on a variety show that had Woody Allen as one of the writers, but instead agreed to tour with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, for $500 a week. On March 1, 1968, she married Johnny Cash, after he proposed on stage during a concert in London, Ontario, and remained married to him for 35 years until her death. She was previously married to country singer Carl Smith, who gave her a daughter, country singer Carlene Carter. In 1963, with Merle Kilgore, she co-wrote Johnny Cash's hit song "Ring Of Fire." A talented singer, songwriter, and musician, she recorded hits with her husband like "Jackson" and "If I Were A Carpenter," which both won Grammy Awards in 1967 and 1970. In 1972, they recorded duets like "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1964, and "If I Had A Hammer" in 1972. In 1979, she wrote her autobiography, "Among My Klediments" and released her memoir, "From the Heart" in 1987. In his 1997 autobiography, Johnny Cash described how his wife stuck with him through his years and abuse. In 1999, she released the album, "Press On," which told of her 31-year marriage and collaboration with Cash, which later won a Grammy, and was her first release in over a quarter of a century. Also an actress, she appeared in the films and television specials, "All My Friends Are Cowboys" (1998), "The Apostle" (1997), "Stagecoach" (1986), "The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James" (1986), "The Baron and The Kid" (1984), "Murder in Coweta County" (1983), "Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes" (1982), "Johnny Cash: Christmas In Scotland" (1981), "The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to 'Mother' Maybelle Carter" (1979), "Thaddeus Rose and Eddie" (1978), "The Gospel Road" (1973), and "The Country Music Holiday" (1958). On television, she appeared in "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman," "Little House On The Prairie," "This Is Tom Jones," "Hee-Haw," "The Adventures Of Jim Bowie," "Gunsmoke," and "Hollywood Squares" as a guest panelist in 1978. She was also in "Johnny Cash And Friends" in 1976, played 'Elaine "Cookie" Pollock Thomas Christopher' in 1962 in "The Edge of Night" and played 'Amy Ames Britton Kincaid' in 1960 on "The Secret Storm." She was the mother of Carlene Carter, John Carter Cash, stepmother to Roseanne Cash, and godmother to Hank Williams Jr. June Carter Cash passed away, after suffering from heart problems, on May 15, 2003, at the age of 73, at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where she had been admitted on May 7. Her husband and family were at her side.

Country Singer, producer, author, actress. Born in Maces Springs, Virginia, on June 23, 1929, as Valerie June Carter, she was a member of the famous singing Carter Family. The Carter Family began recording country music in 1927 and continued until Maybelle's death in 1978. The Carter Family Singers included 'Mother' Maybelle Carter, Anita Carter, Alvin Pleasant 'A.P.' Carter, and, of course, June, who would go onto a successful singing career herself. In the 1950s, she moved to New York to study acting at the request of Elia Kazan who discovered her while scouting movie locations in Tennessee. Also about this time, she attended the premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the company of Elvis Presley, and sat with Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams. In 1961, she turned down an offer to work on a variety show that had Woody Allen as one of the writers, but instead agreed to tour with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, for $500 a week. On March 1, 1968, she married Johnny Cash, after he proposed on stage during a concert in London, Ontario, and remained married to him for 35 years until her death. She was previously married to country singer Carl Smith, who gave her a daughter, country singer Carlene Carter. In 1963, with Merle Kilgore, she co-wrote Johnny Cash's hit song "Ring Of Fire." A talented singer, songwriter, and musician, she recorded hits with her husband like "Jackson" and "If I Were A Carpenter," which both won Grammy Awards in 1967 and 1970. In 1972, they recorded duets like "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1964, and "If I Had A Hammer" in 1972. In 1979, she wrote her autobiography, "Among My Klediments" and released her memoir, "From the Heart" in 1987. In his 1997 autobiography, Johnny Cash described how his wife stuck with him through his years and abuse. In 1999, she released the album, "Press On," which told of her 31-year marriage and collaboration with Cash, which later won a Grammy, and was her first release in over a quarter of a century. Also an actress, she appeared in the films and television specials, "All My Friends Are Cowboys" (1998), "The Apostle" (1997), "Stagecoach" (1986), "The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James" (1986), "The Baron and The Kid" (1984), "Murder in Coweta County" (1983), "Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes" (1982), "Johnny Cash: Christmas In Scotland" (1981), "The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to 'Mother' Maybelle Carter" (1979), "Thaddeus Rose and Eddie" (1978), "The Gospel Road" (1973), and "The Country Music Holiday" (1958). On television, she appeared in "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman," "Little House On The Prairie," "This Is Tom Jones," "Hee-Haw," "The Adventures Of Jim Bowie," "Gunsmoke," and "Hollywood Squares" as a guest panelist in 1978. She was also in "Johnny Cash And Friends" in 1976, played 'Elaine "Cookie" Pollock Thomas Christopher' in 1962 in "The Edge of Night" and played 'Amy Ames Britton Kincaid' in 1960 on "The Secret Storm." She was the mother of Carlene Carter, John Carter Cash, stepmother to Roseanne Cash, and godmother to Hank Williams Jr. June Carter Cash passed away, after suffering from heart problems, on May 15, 2003, at the age of 73, at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where she had been admitted on May 7. Her husband and family were at her side.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 15 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7446405
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7446405/june-cash: accessed ), memorial page for June Carter Cash (23 Jun 1929–15 May 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7446405, citing Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.