Merle Haggard (1937–2016)

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Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA. He is known for Wag the Dog (1997), Jack Reacher (2012) and The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981). He was married to Theresa Ann Lane, Debora J Parret, Leona Bell Williams, Bonnie Owens and Billie Leona Hobbs. He died on April 6, 2016 in Redding, California. See full bio »

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Wag the Dog Merle Haggard
Jack Reacher Soundtrack
Eternals Soundtrack


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 2015 Get Lost (Short) (songwriter: "The Bottle Let Me Down")
 1974-1976 Movin' On (TV Series) (composer - 45 episodes)
- Sing It Again, Sonny (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Full Fathom Five (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- No More Sad Songs (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Home Is Not a House (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Living It Up! (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
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Other Works:

CD: "Serving 190 Proof" (USP) See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Merle Ronald Haggard


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Theresa Ann Lane  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

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Willie Nelson's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it. See more »


Born on exactly the same date as Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian from the "Star Wars" movies). See more »


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