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June Carter Cash Dies
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- June Carter Cash, a scion of a pioneering
family in country music and the wife and Grammy-winning duet partner of
singer Johnny Cash, died Thursday of complications from heart surgery.
She was 73.
Cash died at Baptist Hospital with her husband and family members at
her bedside, manager Lou Robin said.
Cash had been critically ill. She had surgery May 7 to replace
a heart valve.
A singer, songwriter, musician, actress and author, Cash and her
husband performed on record and on stage, doing songs like "Jackson"
and "If I Were a Carpenter," which both won Grammy awards in 1967
and 1970, respectively. They recorded duets including "It Ain't Me Babe"
in 1964 and "If I Had a Hammer" in 1972.
In 1961, she turned down an offer to work on a variety show that
had Woody Allen as one of the writers, agreeing instead to tour
with Johnny Cash for $500 a week. They married in 1968 after he
proposed to her on stage on London, Ontario.
. . .
In his 1997 autobiography, Johnny Cash described how his wife stuck
with him through his years of amphetamine abuse.
In 1999, she released an acoustic album, "Press On," that amounted
to a musical autobiography and won her another Grammy.
The album, her first in a quarter-century, followed her career
from its beginning through her then 31-year marriage and collaboration
"There's a lot of people who I love — fans that I've known through
the years — who will be glad I did it," she said about the album
in an Associated Press interview at the time. "And maybe some
other people ... wonder what Johnny Cash's wife is really like."
In 1979, she wrote her autobiography, "Among My Klediments,"
and released"From the Heart," a memoir, in 1987.
Johnny and June Cash had a son, John Carter Cash, in 1970. She was
also the mother of country singer Carlene Carter, whose father was
Smith, and singer Rosanne Cash is her stepdaughter.
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