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Loretta Lynn

Actor, Additional Credits
Died October 4, 2022 (90 years)
Loretta Lynn (née Webb; April 14, 1932 – October 4, 2022) was an American country music singer and songwriter. In a career spanning six decades, Lynn released multiple gold albums. She had numerous hits such as: "Hey Loretta", "The Pill", "Blue Kentucky Girl", "Love Is the Foundation", "You're Lookin' at Country", "You Ain't Woman Enough", "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl", "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter". The 1980 musical film Coal Miner's Daughter was based on her life.

Lynn received many awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She was nominated 18 times for a Grammy Award and won three times. As of 2022, Lynn was the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (the 1970s). Lynn scored 24 No. 1 hit singles and 11 number-one albums. She ended 57 years of touring on the road after she suffered a stroke in 2017 and broke her hip in 2018.

Lynn was born Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, on April 14, 1932. She was the oldest daughter and second child born to Clara Marie "Clary" (née Ramey; May 5, 1912 – November 24, 1981) and Melvin Theodore "Ted" Webb (June 6, 1906 – February 22, 1959). Ted was a coal miner and subsistence farmer. The family claims Cherokee heritage but they are not recognized by or members of a tribe. She was named after the film star Loretta Young. The other Webb children were: Melvin "Junior" Webb (December 4, 1929 – July 2, 1993); Herman Webb (September 3, 1934 – July 28, 2018); Willie "Jay" Lee Webb (February 12, 1937 – July 31, 1996); Donald Ray Webb (April 2, 1941 – October 13, 2017); Peggy Sue Wright (née Webb; born March 25, 1943); Betty Ruth Hopkins (née Webb; born January 5, 1946); Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb; January 9, 1951).

Loretta's father Ted died at the age of 52 from a stroke four years after relocating with her mother and younger siblings to Wabash, Indiana. He had also been battling black lung disease at the time of his death.

Through her matriline, Lynn was distant cousins with country singer Patty Loveless. ...

Source: Article "Loretta Lynn" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.
Known For
  • Coal Miner's Daughter
  • The Roseanne Show

Filmography

2021
2020
2020
2019
Country Music (TV Series) · as Self
2018
2016
2016
2015
2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) · as Self - Musical Guest
2013
The Big Interview (TV Series) · as Self
2010
2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
2009
2008
Celebrity Ghost Stories (TV Series) · as Self
2008
Ghost Adventures (TV Series) · as Herself
2008
2007
Opry Video Classics: Duets · as Self (archive Footage)
2007
Opry Video Classics: Queens · as Self (archive Footage)
2007
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame · as Self (archive Footage)
2007
2006
CMT Giants (TV Series) · as Self
2006
2005
2005
2005
2005
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards · as Self - Performer
2004
2004
CMT Insider (TV Series) · as Self
2003
2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) · as Self
2001
1999
Where Are They Now? (TV Series) · as Self
1997
CBS Saturday Morning (TV Series) · as Self - Musical Guest
1996
The Daily Show (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1995
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1993
Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) · as Self
1993
1993
1992
Vicki! (TV Series) · as Self
1991
Charlie Rose (TV Series) · as Self
1991
Maury (TV Series) · as Self
1990
Intimate Portrait (TV Series) · as Self
1990
1989
The Joan Rivers Show (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1988
America's Most Wanted (TV Series) · as Self
1988
48 Hours (TV Series) · as Self
1987
Dolly (TV Series) · as Self
1987
Win, Lose or Draw (TV Series) · as Self
1987
Biography (TV Series) · as Self
1986
The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) · as Self - Panelist
1986
20th Annual Music City News Awards · as Self - Performer
1985
American Masters (TV Series) · as Self
1984
TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes (TV Series) · as Self
1982
Late Night With David Letterman (TV Series) · as Self
1981
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) · as Self
1981
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards · as Self - Audience Member
1979
The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) · as Self
1978
The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Series) · as Self
1978
Hee Haw Honeys (TV Series) · as Self
1978
The Jim Nabors Show (TV Series) · as Self
1977
Sinatra and Friends · as Self - Singer
1976
The Muppet Show (TV Series) · as Self - Special Guest Star
1975
PBS News Hour (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1975
Arena (1975) (TV Series) · as Self
1975
Good Morning America (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1975
Austin City Limits (TV Series) · as Self
1974
Dinah! (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1974
The Mac Davis Show (TV Series) · as Self
1973
Tomorrow with Tom Snyder (TV Series) · as Self
1972
1972
The Midnight Special (TV Series) · as Self
1970
Dinah's Place (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1969
Sesame Street (TV Series) · as Self
1969
The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) · as Self
1968
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) · as Self - Guest
1967
The Phil Donahue Show (TV Series) · as Self
1967
Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) · as Self
1966
1966
Nashville Rebel · as Herself
1965
The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) · as Self
1965
Forty Acre Feud · as Self
1965
The Hollywood Squares (1966) (TV Series) · as Self - Panelist
1962
1962
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) · as Self
1961
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) · as Self - Co-Host
1955
This is Your Life (UK) (TV Series) · as Self
1952
Today (TV Series) · as Self - Musical Guest
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) · as Self - Singer

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