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Tammy Wynette (1942–1998)

Tammy once said: "I spent 15 minutes writing ["Stand by Your Man"], and a lifetime defending it". She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Tammy picked cotton as a child, and as a young woman worked as a waitress, a doctor's receptionist, a barmaid and a shoe factory ... See full bio »

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 2015 Moondog Airwaves (Short) (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man") (completed)
 2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor (2015) ... (performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E")
 2014 Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8514 (2014) ... (performer: "Stand by Your Man")
 2014 The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Ceremony", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "DIVORCE")
 2013 Top Gear (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #19.2 (2013) ... ("Stand By Your Man", uncredited)
 2012 Nashville (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2011 Opry Memories (TV Movie) (performer: "Stand By Your Man", "We're Gonna Hold On") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stand By Your Man" - uncredited)
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "Golden Ring")
 2010 Mord mit Aussicht (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blutende Herzen (2010) ... ("Stand by Your Man", uncredited)
  Justified (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hatless (2010) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stand By Your Man" - uncredited)
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "You And Me")
 2009 Bran Nue Dae (writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as Wynette)
 2009 Crook & Chase (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man", "I Don't Want to Play House", "Til I Can Make It On My Own")
 2009 White Lightnin' (performer: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels")
 2008 Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (performer: "Stand by your Man") / (writer: "Stand by your Man")
 2008 Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Day Tammy Wynette Died - Part 1 (2008) ... (performer: "I Don't Wanna Play House")
 2008 Gary & Mildred (Short) (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Duets (Video) (performer: "We're Gonna Hold On", "Golden Ring", "The Ceremony")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Legends (Video) (performer: "I Don't Wanna Play House")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads (Video) (performer: "'Til I Get It Right")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Queens (Video) (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Video) (performer: "Your Good Girl's (Gonna Go Bad)")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2007 In the Valley of Elah (performer: "Till I Get It Right")
 2007 Hidden Palms (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stand by Your Woman (2007) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2006 Biography (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mavericks: Honky Tonk Angels - The Women (2006) ... (performer: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels")
 2006 CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Silver Threads and Golden Needles")
 2006 RV (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2006 CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country (Video Game) ("Stand By Your Man")
 2005 Brokeback Mountain (performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hard Cases (2003) ... (performer: "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad")
 2002 Boat Trip (writer: "Stand by Your Man")
 2002 Forsthaus Falkenau (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Willkommen kleiner Rombach (2002) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man" - uncredited)
 2002 All or Nothing (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 2002 Ronnie Milsap: Live (Video) (writer: " (I'm A) Stand By My Woman Man")
 2001 Double Take (performer: "Apartment No. 9")
 2000 Sordid Lives (performer: "Stand By Your Man", "Till I Can Make It On My Own", "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man", "Till I Can Make It On My Own")
 2000 Postmark Paradise ("Stand By Your Man")
  Red Dwarf (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Krytie TV (1999) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man" uncredited) / (writer: "Stand By Your Man" uncredited)
 1998 Practical Magic (performer: "Near You")
 1998 My Name Is Joe (writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as T Wynette)
 1998 Primary Colors (performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E")
 1998 Girls' Night (performer: "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad")
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Dicks They Are A-Changin' (1996) ... (performer: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" - uncredited)
 1995 GoldenEye (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1994 Nobody's Fool (performer: "Near You")
 1994 Maverick (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral (writer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN" (1968))
 1993 27th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Silver Threads and Golden Needles")
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Stand by Your Man") / (writer: "Stand by Your Man")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1993 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1993) ... (writer: "Stand by Your Man")
 1992 The Crying Game (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1992 My Cousin Vinny (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1991 Thelma & Louise (performer: "I Don't Wanna Play House")
 1990 Enid Is Sleeping (performer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN") / (writer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1988) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man/Apartment #9/D.I.V.O.R.C.E./I Don't Wanna Play House/Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad Medley", "Hallelujah I'm Ready to Go")
 1986 The American Way (writer: "Stand By Your Man" - as Wynette)
 1985 Solid Gold (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.37 (1985) ... (performer: "Sometimes When We Touch")
 1981 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia ("Imaginary Arms")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "STAND BY YOUR MAN" - uncredited)
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (performer: "No One Knows Better Than You", "Kiss Away")
 1979 Love and Bullets (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1978 The Deer Hunter (performer: "Tattletale Eyes" (1976) - uncredited)
 1978 Hooper (performer: "A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "God's Gonna Get'cha (For That)")
 1975 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Stand by Your Man")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Stand by Your Man")
 1973 Teenage Cowgirls (performer: "Longing To Hold You Again", "Bring Him Safely Home To Me", "The Joy of Being a Woman", "The Only Thing" - uncredited)
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (writer - 1 episode, 1971)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (performer: "Stand By Your Man") / (writer: "Stand By Your Man")
- Episode #1.19 (1970) ... (performer: "I'll See Him Through")
 1970 Cousin Jed Rises Again (performer: "We Sure Can Love Each Other" - uncredited)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces (performer: "Stand by Your Man", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Don't Touch Me", "When There's a Fire in Your Heart") / (writer: "Stand by Your Man" - as T. Wynette)
 1969 From Nashville with Music (lyrics: "Stand by Your Man") / (music: "Stand by Your Man") / (performer: "Stand by Your Man", "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad")
 1969 Run, Angel, Run! (performer: "Run, Angel, Run")
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CD (with George Jones): "Together Again" (BSP) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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The remaining legal challenge resulting from Tammy's death was resolved in a secret, out-of-court settlement between her four daughters and Pittsburgh physician Dr. Wallis Marsh in April, 2002. The family was seeking $50 million, claiming Dr. Marsh mismanaged their mother's case. They also sued the pharmacy, Care Solutions of Nashville, for delivering the painkiller and Wynette's last husband, ... See more »


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