June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter in
Maces Springs, VA, on June 23, 1929. Mother
(Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family) taught her
to play the autoharp, and to appreciate music. In
1937 June began performing with her sisters Helen
and Anita as the Carter Sisters. In the 50s June
did some acting but later returned to perform with her
sisters in the Johnny Cash road show. During this
time June impressed Johnny, and though they
were both married at the time, he proclaimed he would
marry her someday.
In 1963 June co-wrote Ring Of Fire and Johnny took
it to a #1 hit. In 1968 they were married, and as the song Jackson says, they got married in a fever.
Johnny credits June for helping him break his drug
habits, and for her part in his finding religion. June
concentrated on her marriage, and stepped out of
the spotlight in the '70s and '80s, her focus being on
helping johnny with his music career. She wrote two
autobiographies and performed along side Robert
Duvall on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Johnny and June lived a long happy marriage.
Together they aquired numerous hits in
their time. They were active civically as well as appearing
with Billy Graham. June Carter Cash died on May 15,
2003, of complications following heart surgery. Four
months later, Johnny died of complications from
diabetes in Nashville, TN.
(Some often wondered, if he died from the loss of his beloved wife, June.)
Johnny and June Carter Cash
June 26, 2005
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