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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 April 1932Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameLoretta Webb
Nicknames The First Lady of Country Music
Country Music's First Girl Singer
The Coal Miner's Daughter
The Queen of Country Music
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA as Loretta Webb. She was previously married to "Doo" (Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn).

Spouse (1)

"Doo" (Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn). (10 January 1948 - 22 August 1996) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (23)

Mother of actresses Patsy Lynn and Peggy Lynn.
Was named after screen legend Loretta Young.
Related to singer Patty Loveless. Older sister of Crystal Gayle.
Ranked #65 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Married Oliver Lynn at age 15. Four of their six children were born by the time Loretta was age 19. She became a first-time grandmother at age 33.
One of five recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were James Brown, Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols and Itzhak Perlman.
Supported George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential election.
Loretta's husband was born Oliver Lynn but went by the nicknames Doolittle, and Mooney because he used to manage moonshine in Kentucky.
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
She was the first woman to receive the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award in 1972.
She was the first country music singer to appear on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 1973.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 155, pages 284-289. Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2007.
Holds the Amateur National Motocross Championships every year on her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. They are appropriately called "Loretta Lynn's MX Championships".
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1515 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on January 11, 1978.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
Oldest daughter, Betty Sue Lynn, died from emphysema on July 29, 2013.
Oldest son, Jack Benny Lynn, drowned while fording the Duck River at the family's ranch on July 22, 1984.
From 1977 through 1989, she was the popular spokesperson for Crisco Products from Procter and Gamble.
She and her younger sister Crystal Gayle are the only siblings to each make guest appearances on The Muppet Show (1976).
In 2006, she underwent shoulder surgery after injuring herself in a fall. There were complications during the procedure and she had to be revived by doctors. The operation was successfully completed later.
During the making of Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), she said to have fainted when she saw Levon Helm in full makeup and wardrobe because of his amazing resemblance to her real father Ted Webb.
Was close personal friends with Patsy Cline and was portrayed by Sissy Spacek in the story of Lynn's life, Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). Spacek did all her own singing for the role.
Has Native American Cherokee ancestry.

Personal Quotes (5)

When I was 14 I lived like a 35-year-old, and when I was 35 I lived like a 14-year-old.
I never knew where babies came from until it happened to me.
I didn't know I was talented. Everybody in Butcher Hollow sang, it seemed like.
[on starting out in her career] We would drive to a radio station and I would go in with my record. Some of them would say they couldn't play it, or they wouldn't play it, and some of them played it while I was there. I just sat there until they played it. I imagine they thought to themselves, "This girl is going to stay here all night if we don't play her record.".
[on Patsy Cline] She was my closest friend. She was the only person, other than my husband, I could turn to in a crisis. There was a lot of resentment when I first came to town. But Patsy was strong-willed and always taking up for me. If it hadn't been for her, I don't think I would have lasted.

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