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Name: Valerie June Carter
DOB: June 23, 1929
DOD: May 15, 2003
Height: 5' 5½"
Shoe size: 7- 7½ narrow
Eye color: Blue
Favorite perfume: "Joy"
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite Restaurants: Olive Garden and The Outback Steakhouse
Parents: Ezra Carter and Maybelle Carter (nee Addington)
Siblings: Helen Myrle Carter and Ina Anita Carter
Children: Rebecca Carlene Carter (nee Smith) (b. September 26, 1955); Rozanna Lea Adams (nee Nix) (b. July 13, 1958; d. October 24, 2003)and John Carter Cash (b. March 3, 1970)
Husband: Carl Smith (m. July 9, 1952; div. 1956); Edwin "Rip" Nix (m. November 11, 1957; div. 1966); Johnny Cash (m. March 1, 1968)
Awards: Grammy 1968 Best Duo or Group "Jackson" w/ Johnny Cash; Grammy 1970 Best Duo or Group "If I Were A Carpenter" w/ Johnny Cash; Grammy 1999 Best Traditional Folk Album "Press On"; Grammy 2003 Best Country Female Vocal Performance "Keep On The Sunny Side"; and Best Contemporary Folk Album "Wildwood Flower"
Instruments: Guitar, Auto-harp, Piano, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo
June briefly flirted with James Dean in the mid 50s. All she'd ever say was "he gave me a rose once".
Elvis Presley introduced June to her first Johnny Cash record "Cry, Cry, Cry"
June was the first Carter to have a top ten hit on the charts. It was for "Baby, It's Cold Outside" recorded with Homer & Jethro in 1949.
June turned down an opportunity to be on a variety show that had Woody Allen as one of it's writers in favor of going on her first tour with Johnny Cash in 1962.
June is the only person to have a mother, aunt, uncle, husband and ex-husband all in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
June studied acting in New York City with Elia Kazan at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
June is Hank Williams,Jr's godmother.
The first time Johnny Cash met June Carter was at The Grand Ole Opry in 1956; while talking with her he told her he was going to marry her one day.
June has written three books: Among My Klediments (1979), From the Heart (1987), and Mother Maybelle's Cookbook (1989).
June had a special knack for comedy and invented a country character called "Aunt Polly".
In the late 50s June was managed by Colonel Tom Parker and opened for Elvis Presley.
The first time June ever performed was in 1939 at the age of nine on Border Radio. She sang the song Engine 143 and played the auto-harp.
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