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Maybelle Carter


Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who was simply a member from the performing Carter Family, broadly considered the initial family of nation music. She was asked to become listed on the Carter Family members Music group by her brother-in-law. She performed multiple equipment including electric guitar, auto-harp, and banjo. She marred Ezra J. Carter, with whom she acquired daughters Helen, Valerie June, and Anita. Among her daughters, Valerie June, became June Carter Money, the famous vocalist and wife of Johnny Money.

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Full Name Maybelle Carter
Date Of Birth May 12, 1909
Died October 23, 1978, Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Nickelsville, VA
Profession Country Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Ezra Carter
Children June Carter Cash, Anita Carter, Helen Carter, Black Mountain Rag, Cannonball Blues, He's Solid Gone, Black Mountain Rag, Cannonball Blues, He's Solid Gone
Music Groups Carter Family, The Carter Sisters, Black Mountain Rag, Cannonball Blues, He's Solid Gone
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1Grandmother of Lorrie Bennett.
2Her 1928 guitar had to be relinquished by the Country Music Hall of Fame after it was learned that its donor, Robert McLean, had bought it with money he had defrauded from investors in a Ponzi scheme.
3Is portrayed by Sandra Ellis Lafferty in Walk the Line (2005).
4Almost died in labor with her youngest daughter, Anita.
5Member of The Carter Family through her brother-in-law A.P. Carter and his wife Sarah.
6Grandmother of Carlene Carter & Rosey Nix Adams.
7Grandmother of John Carter Cash.
8Mother of June Carter Cash, Helen Carter and Anita Carter.
9Mother-in-law of Johnny Cash.



Walk the Line2005writer: "Juke Box Blues" - as Maybelle Carter
Down from the Mountain2000Documentary writer: "In the Highways"
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000writer: "In the Highways" - as Maybelle Carter
Coal Miner's Daughter1980writer: "The Titanic"
Johnny Cash i København1971TV Special documentary performer: "Man In Black", "No Need To Worry", "Rock Of Ages", "Children Go Where I Send Thee"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.1959TV Series short performer - 1 episode



Sara and Maybelle1981Short as Maybelle Carter
Country Style, U.S.A.1959TV Series shortHersef - Singer



Johnny Cash i København1971TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer (as The Carter Family)
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music1969DocumentaryHerself
The Road to Nashville1967Herself (as The Carter Family)
Hootenanny1964TV SeriesHerself
Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Kate Smith Evening Hour1952TV SeriesHerself

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The Winding Stream2014DocumentaryHerself
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (1996)
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHerself

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