Wynette, Tammy

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Name
Wynette, Tammy Gender: F
Virginia Wynette Pugh
born on 5 May 1942 at 01:20 (= 01:20 AM )
Place Fulton, Mississippi, 34n16, 88w25
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°07' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°48 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 02°48'



Biography

American country singer, named the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist-Of-The-Year three times. Tammy's life seemed like something right out of a country Western song. From 1976-1978 a series of calamities befell her that including being kidnapped at gunpoint and being beaten and choked in October 1978.

Starting at age 17, she was married five times with four daughters from her first marriage and one daughter from her third. Tammy left her husband while still pregnant. She worked as a beautician to help pay her children's doctor bills: one of the kids suffered from spinal meningitis.

Tammy began singing in local clubs and on the radio. "Apartment No. 9" was her first single and a minor hit in 1966. Her next 32 releases were all No.1 country hits, an industry record, and as a career total, she released more than 50 albums which sold over 30 million copies.

Her third husband was also a superstar, country singer George Jones. They were known as "Mr. & Mrs. Country Music." George was an abusive alcoholic, however, and Tammy divorced him in 1965. In the following years, someone set fire to her tour bus and 15-bathroom mansion. She was assaulted in 1978. After failed affairs with Burt Reynolds and Rudy Gatlin, she earned the nickname, "The Heroine of Heartache."

Her biggest hit were "Stand by Your Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." In her later years, Tammy collaborated with other singers and groups in joint releases. She joined Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn in 1993 to produce the very popular "Honky Tonk Angels" trio album. She also worked with Sting, Wynonna Judd, and Elton John.

At one time she suffered from a drinking problem and a pain-killer drug addiction. After three years of drug dependency, she was admitted into the Betty Ford clinic. She had ulcers and a hiatus hernia, as well, and has had at least ten major operations since 1973.

Wynette died suddenly on 4/06/1998. Her four daughters filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor, Wallis Marsh, and Wynette's fifth husband, George Ritchie, charging neglect and overmedication.

In Nashville, 4/14/1999, a medical examiner performed an autopsy on the remains of Wynette to determine the cause of death. It was determined that she had died of heart failure caused by damage from repeated blood clots.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1965 (Nashville move to try singing)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1969 (Six years to George Jones)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1973 (First of ten operations)
  • Crime : Kidnap Victimization October 1978 (At gunpoint)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization October 1978 (Beaten and choked)
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  • Death by Disease 6 April 1998 (Surprise death from bloodclot, age 55)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 14 April 1999 (Body exhumed for autopsy, lawsuit by daughters)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Stephen Przybylowski

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Hiatal hernia)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Ten)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Abused by George)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five daughters)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One daughter had meningitis)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Loves job
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (House set on fire)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Kidnapping victim (At gunpoint)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Personal care provider (Beautician initially)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western (10 consecutive No.1 hits)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (CMA's Female Vocalist of Year three times)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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