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Carter, Anita (1933–1999)

Carter, Anita (1933–1999)

American singer. Born Ina Anita Carter in Maces Springs, Virginia, Mar 31, 1933; died July 29, 1999; dau. of Maybelle Carter (1909–1978) and Ezra Carter; m. Dale Potter (div.); m. Don Davis (div.); m. Robert Wooten (div.).

Accomplished musician, played guitar, autoharp, gitarro and bass, and wrote songs; while singing with Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters, also sang duet with Hank Snow on "Blue Island/ Down the Trail of Aching Hearts" (1951); recorded for Columbia (1953–54); joined with Ruby Wright and Rita Robbins to produce several songs for RCA, under the name 'Nita, Rita and Ruby (1955–57).

See also Women in World History.

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