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Short Info

Net Worthabout $10 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1932
DiedMarch 5, 1963, Camden, Tennessee, United States
SpouseCharles Dick (m. 1957–1963), Gerald Cline (m. 1953–1957), Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
MarkOften wore ruby lipstick
FactWas close personal friends with 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 Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. Her father, Samuel Lawrence Hensley, was a blacksmith and her mother, Hilda Virginia (née Patterson), was a seamstress. She had two older brothers, Samuel Jr. and Seth, and a younger sister, Sylvia. Cline’s family was poor and often struggled to make ends meet. Her father was an abusive man and her mother often had to take odd jobs to support the family. Cline’s early years were spent in poverty and she often went without food or proper clothing. Despite the hardships she faced, Cline was a bright and outgoing child. She loved music and often sang for her family and friends.

Cline began attending school at the age of six. She was a good student and excelled in her studies. However, she was often teased by her classmates for being poor. Cline did not let this deter her and she continued to work hard in school. After graduating from high school, she married her first husband, Gerald Cline. The couple had two children together, Julie and Randy.

Cline began her singing career in the early 1950s. She started out singing at local clubs and bars in Virginia. She soon began to gain a following and was asked to perform on local radio shows. In 1957, she made her first recordings for Four Star Records. These recordings were not commercially successful. Undeterred, Cline continued to perform and record. In 1960, she signed with Decca Records and released her first single, “I Fall to Pieces.” The song became a huge hit and made Cline a household name. She followed up with the release of several more successful singles, including “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

Cline’s career was cut short when she was killed in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. She was only 30 years old. At the time of her death, Cline was one of the most popular country music singers in the world. She is remembered for her powerful voice and her ability to connect with her fans. Her legacy continues to live on through her music.

General Info

Full NamePatsy Cline
Net Worthabout $10 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1932
DiedMarch 5, 1963, Camden, Tennessee, United States
Height1.67 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Songwriter, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
EducationJohn Handley High School


SpouseCharles Dick (m. 1957–1963), Gerald Cline (m. 1953–1957), Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
ChildrenJulie Dick, Randy Dick, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
ParentsSam Hensley, Hilda Patterson Hensley, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
SiblingsSylvia Mae Hensley, Samuel Jr., Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight


AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight
TV ShowsGrand Ole Opry

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#Marks / Signs
1Rich bold contralto voice
2Often wore ruby lipstick


1"Always Patsy Cline" at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2015 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Revue Production.
210 years after her untimely death, she was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the first female singer chosen for the honor.
3Following her untimely death, she was interred at Shenandoah Memorial Park in her hometown Winchester, Virginia. Her grave is marked with a bronze plague, which reads: "Death cannot kill what never dies: love".
4When she was thirteen, she was hospitalized with a throat infection and rheumatic fever. She said, "The fever affected my throat and when I recovered, I had this booming voice like Kate Smith.".
5She was introduced to music at an early age, singing in church with her mother. She admired stars such as Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Hank Williams, Judy Garland and Shirley Temple.
6She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 3, 1999.
7Actor J.D. Walters was asked to attendee dinner in honor of Patsy Cline in Winchester, Virginia in 1996.
8Performed 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.
9On March 3, 1963, she performed a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, for the family of disc jockey "Cactus" Jack Call, who died in an automobile accident a month earlier.
10Patsy'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.
11Was close personal friends with 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.
12Recorded Willie Nelson's song "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 jukeboxes and remains the #1 song on jukeboxes ever.
13Recorded 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".
14Ranked #1 of the 40 greatest women in country music.
15Recorded 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.
16Ranked #11 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
17Many plays have been written based on her life. Most famous are "Always, Patsy Cline" and "Just a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline".
18Wore many wigs after her car crash which left many scars on her forehead.
19Recorded 102 songs during her six-year career.
20Pictured on one of four 29¢ 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.
21Patsy's winning appearance on Talent Scouts (1948) in 1957 froze the applause meter used to judge contestants.
22Nearly killed on 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.
23Had two children with Charlie Dick: Julia Simadore Dick (born August 25, 1958) and Allen Randolph "Randy" Dick (born February 28, 1961).
24She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on January 9, 1960.



Assassin's Creed2016performer: "Crazy" completed
Mafia III2016Video Game performer: "Crazy" - uncredited
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fear the Walking Dead2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blindspot2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pretty Little Liars2015-2016TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials2015performer: "Walkin' After Midnight"
Masters of Sex2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fortitude2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "Crazy", "Walkin' After Midnight"
Bates Motel2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fargo2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deadpool2013Video Game performer: "Crazy"
Bluebird2013/Iperformer: "Dear God"
The Following2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
666 Park Avenue2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shameless2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twisted Metal2012Video Game performer: "Crazy"
Misfits2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hick2011performer: "If You've Got Leavin' In Your Mind", "Leavin' On Your Mind", "Sweet Dreams of You", "Why Can't He Be You", "I Fall To Pieces"
Monte Carlo2011performer: "San Antonio Rose"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Wer wenn nicht wir2011performer: "I Fall to Pieces"
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Sweet Dreams"
Country Strong2010performer: "She's Got You"
Detroit 1-8-72010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fringe2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
En ganske snill mann2010performer: "I Fall to Pieces", "Crazy"
Friday Night Lights2008-2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights2009Documentary performer: "She's Got You"
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day2009performer: "I Fall to Pieces"
Nothing Personal2009/Iperformer: "Crazy"
The Queens of Country2009Video performer: "A Church, A Courtroom and Then Goodbye", "Come On In", "I've Loved and Lost Again", "Walkin' After Midnight", "Lovesick Blues", "How Can I Face Tomorrow", "I Fall To Pieces", "San Antonio Rose", "Crazy", "She's Got You", "So Wrong", "Let's Go to Church", "Walkin' After Midnight alternate cut", "Come On In alternate cut", "Let It Snow", "Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray", "I Saw The Light"
Middle Men2009performer: "Sweet Dreams"
LostTV Series 1 episode, 2004 performer - 6 episodes, 2005 - 2009
Cold Case2004-2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
911 Taboo: The WTC Plane Fraud2008Video documentary short performer: "Crazy" - uncredited
The Wire2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007Video performer: " Remember Me I'm the One Who Love You"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "Crazy"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007Video performer: "Leavin' On Your Mind"
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007Video performer: "She's Got You"
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007Video performer: "Imagine That"
American Idol2007TV Series 1 episode
Introducing the Dwights2007performer: "I Fall to Pieces"
The Return2006/Iperformer: "Sweet Dreams Of You"
Biography2006TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Ultimate Gift2006performer: "Crazy"
The Hoax2006performer: "Leavin' on Your Mind" 1962
The Departed2006performer: "Sweet Dreams" 1956
The Sopranos2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Notorious Bettie Page2005performer: "Life's Railway to Heaven"
The Perfect Man2005performer: "I Fall to Pieces"
C.R.A.Z.Y.2005performer: "Crazy", "Back in Baby's Arms", "I Fall to Pieces"
Down in the Valley2005performer: "Half As Much"
The West Wing2000-2005TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Three Cigarettes In The Ashtray"
The Whole Ten Yards2004performer: "I Don't Wanta", "Sweet Dreams"
Marie and Bruce2004performer: "Crazy Dreams"
Alias2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Third Watch2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Northfork2003performer: "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" 1959
Sonny2002performer: "Sweet Dreams"
Dahmer2002performer: "Just out of Reach"
The Salton Sea2002performer: "I Fall To Pieces"
Kuutamolla2002performer: "Crazy"
Jackpot2001"Sweet Dreams"
Town & Country2001performer: "Walking Dream" 1957
La Femme Nikita2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
What Planet Are You From?2000performer: "Hungry for Love"
Playing the Field2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Best Laid Plans1999performer: "Why Can't He Be You"
Pushing Tin1999performer: "Leavin' on Your Mind"
The Other Sister1999performer: "You Made Me Love You I Didn't Want to Do It"
Pourquoi pas moi?1999performer: "Crazy"
Dad Savage1998performer: "Leavin' On Your Mind"
La Cucaracha1998performer: "South of the Border Down Mexico Way"
Phantoms1998performer: "I FALL TO PIECES"
In & Out1997performer: "Crazy"
Doing Time for Patsy Cline1997performer: "Life's Railway To Heaven", "If I Could Only Stay Asleep"
U Turn1997performer: "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Evening Star1996performer: "Imagine That"
Some Mother's Son1996performer: "Crazy"
Edie & Pen1996performer: "Crazy"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV Special performer: "She's Got You"
Bilang na ang araw mo1996performer: "Crazy"
How to Make an American Quilt1995performer: "You Belong to Me"
The Run of the Country1995performer: "Crazy"
Tommy Boy1995performer: "Crazy"
Butterfly Kiss1995performer: "Leavin' On Your Mind"
Cybill1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anabelle Huggins Story: Ruben Ablaza Tragedy - Mea Culpa1995performer: "Crazy 1961"
Nell1994performer: "CRAZY"
Natural Born Killers1994performer: "Back in Baby's Arms"
Rudy1993performer: "Walking Dream"
Ruby Cairo1992performer: "YOU BELONG TO ME"
Reasonable Doubts1991-1992TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Radio Flyer1992performer: "Lovesick Blues"
Rush1991performer: "I Fall to Pieces"
Doc Hollywood1991performer: "CRAZY"
Quantum Leap1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Handmaid's Tale1990performer: "Crazy"
The Wizard1989performer: "Leavin' On Your Mind"
Sapphire Man1988Short performer: "She's Got you", "Walkling After Midnight"
Murder One1988performer: "CRAZY"
Amazing Stories1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV Special performer: "Sweet Dreams"
Moonlighting1985TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Sweet Dreams1985performer: "San Antonio Rose", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Lovesick Blues", "Seven Lonely Days", "Foolin' 'Round", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Walking After Midnight", "Sweet Dreams", "I Fall to Pieces", "Crazy", "She's Got You"
Desert Hearts1985performer: "LEAVIN' ON YOUR MIND", "CRAZY"
Blood Simple.1984performer: "Sweet Dreams"
Country Style, U.S.A.1960TV Series short performer - 1 episode


Wired1988TV SeriesHerself - Performer
New American Bandstand 19651962TV SeriesHerself
Country Style, U.S.A.1960TV Series shortHerself - Singer
Talent Scouts1957TV SeriesHerself
Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHerself
Town and Country Time1954TV SeriesHerself - Singer

Archive Footage

My Yearbook 1960-19632015TV MovieHerself
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville2013DocumentaryHerself
20/202012TV Series documentaryHerself - Country Singer (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHerself
The Queens of Country2009VideoHerself - Performer
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007VideoHerself
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007VideoHerself
Biography1994-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began2005VideoHerself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Country Legends2001VideoHerself - Performer
Bravo Profiles1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Century of Country1999TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Dolly Parton: She Ain't No Dumb Blonde1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
The Real Patsy Cline1989Video documentaryHerself
Walking After Midnight1988DocumentaryHerself
Arena1987TV Series documentaryHerself
The Real Patsy Cline1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer


Won Awards

1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on August 3, 1999 at 6160 Hollywood Blvd.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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