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Spouse: Charles "Charlie" Dick (15 September 1957 - 5 March 1963) (her death) 2 children; Gerald Cline (7 March 1953 - 28 March 1957) (divorced) (

She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on January 9, 1960 (

Daughter, Julia Simadore Dick, b. August 25, 1958 Son, Allen Randolph "Randy" Dick, b. January 1961 (

Nearly killed June 14, 1961 when she and 21-year-old brother Sam Hensley were involved in a head-on car crash in Madison, Tennessee. Patsy was thrown through the car`s windshield. Recovery from the accident took a month and Patsy`s forehead was permanently scarred. (

Patsy`s winning appearance on "Talent Scouts" (1948) in 1957 froze the applause meter used to judge contestants. (

Pictured on one of four 29ยข US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, featuring Country & Western music. This set of stamps also honored Hank Williams, Bob Wills, and The Carter Family. Issued 25 September 1993 in sheet and booklet formats. (

Recorded 102 songs during her six-year career. (

Wore many wigs after her car crash which left many scars on her forehead (

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (

Many plays have been written based on her life. Most famous are "Always, Patsy Cline" and "Just A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline". (

Ranked #11 on VH1`s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll (

Recorded many of her most famous hits from the 1950s with legendary session guitar player Hank Garland. Garland also played with her during her famous appearance on "Talent Scouts" (1948) in 1957. They were both considered part of the famous Nashville musicians known as the A-team. (

Ranked #1 of the 40 greatest women in country music. (

Recorded with Hank Garland in the late 1950s to early 1960s in sessions that produced the songs "I`m Moving Along", "I`m Blue Again", "Love, Love, Love Me Honey Do", "That Wonderful Someone", "(Write Me) In Care of the Blues", "Hungry For Love, I Can`t Forget You", "I Don`t Wanta", "Ain`t No Wheels On This Ship", "Yes, I Understand", "Gotta Lot of Rhythm In My Soul", "Life`s Railway To Heaven", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Lovesick Blues", "How Can I Face Tomorrow", "There He Goes", and "Crazy Dreams". (

Portrayed by Jessica Lange in Sweet Dreams (1985) and by Mandy Barnett in Crazy (2007/I) (

Recorded Willie Nelson`s "Crazy". According to Nelson, it was one of the few songs Patsy did not get on the first take. After a break he realized the problem was that she was attempting to sing it the way he had originally recorded it. After he told her to "make it her own" she got it the first time. According to Nelson in an interview with Terry Gross, it is on more juke boxes and remains the #1 song on juke boxes EVER! (

Was a close personal friend of Loretta Lynn and was portrayed by Beverly D`Angelo in the story of Lynn`s life, Coal Miner`s Daughter (1980). D`Angelo did all her own singing for the role. (

Patsy`s manager and pilot, Randy Hughes, was taught to fly by the same flight instructor who taught another popular country singing star, Jim Reeves, to fly. Jim met the same fate as Patsy, Randy, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas in July 1964, when his plane crashed in eerily similar circumstances during a severe thunderstorm. (

Is portrayed by Tere Myers in Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995) (TV) (

Performed at a Country Music show at Carnegie Hall in 1961 (a novel concept at the time). Among the other stars that appeared with Patsy were Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl, and Jim Reeves. (

Actor J.D. Walters was asked to attendee dinner in honor of Patsy Cline in Winchester, v*rginia, 1996. (

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