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Mother Maybelle Carter (1909–1978)

Maybelle married Ezra Carter when she was 16. The following year, in 1927, her brother-in-law, A.P. Carter, convinced his wife Sara and Maybelle (pregnant at the time) to make the journey from Virginia to Tennessee to audition for record producer Ralph Peer, who was seeking talent for the new recording industry. The Carter Family is believed to be... See full bio »

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 2005 Walk the Line (writer: "Juke Box Blues" - as Maybelle Carter)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (writer: "In the Highways" - as Maybelle Carter)
 1971 Johnny Cash i København (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Man In Black", "No Need To Worry", "Rock Of Ages", "Children Go Where I Send Thee")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (performer: "I'll Be Satisfied")
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (1959) ... (performer: "It's My Lazy Day", "Foggy Mountain Top" - as Mother Maybelle)
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 1981 Sara and Maybelle (Short) (as Maybelle Carter)
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short)
Hersef - Singer
- Episode #3.11 (1959) ... Hersef - Singer (as Mother Maybelle)
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 1971 Johnny Cash i København (TV Special documentary)
Herself - Performer (as The Carter Family)
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Johnny Cash (1971) ... Herself
 1970-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Herself - Singer
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... Herself - Singer
- The History of Country Music: Part 1 (1971) ... Herself - Singer
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... Herself - Singer
 1969 Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music (Documentary)
 1967 The Road to Nashville
Herself (as The Carter Family)
 1964 Hootenanny (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 March 1964 (1964) ... Herself
 1955 Flatt and Scruggs Grand Ole Opry (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
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 2006 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 2005 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Singer
- The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2005) ... Herself - Singer
 2002 CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 America's Music: The Roots of Country (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (1996)
 1993 The Women of Country (TV Movie)
 1980 Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years (TV Special)

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