Porter Wagoner Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in West Plains, Missouri, USA
Died in Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NamePorter Wayne Wagoner
Nicknames Wagonmaster
The Thin Man from West Plains

Mini Bio (1)

Porter Wagoner was born on August 12, 1927 in West Plains, Missouri, USA as Porter Wayne Wagoner. He was married to Ruth Olive Williams and Velma Johnson. He died on October 28, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (2)

Ruth Olive Williams (1946 - 1986) (divorced) (3 children)
Velma Johnson (1943 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Porter and duet partner Dolly Parton had many hits from 1967-1974.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.
On October 15, 2007, he was admitted to a Nashville, Tennessee area hospital and placed in Intensive Care in critical condition. On October 21, 2007 the Washington Post reported that he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Hospitalized with lung cancer and is in serious condition [October 20, 2007].
Had an older brother, Glenn, who died before he was 20 from a heart ailment.
His children include his son, Richard, and daughters, Denise and Debra.
Idol was Hank Williams.
Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Marty Stuart and Nan Kelley, for TimeLife's "Opry Video Classics" collection. [2007]

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