Carter, Helen (1927–1998)

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Carter, Helen (1927–1998)

American singer and musician. Born Helen Myrl Carter in Maces Springs, Virginia, Sept 12, 1927; died in Nashville, Tennessee, June 2, 1998; first dau. of Maybelle and Ezra Carter; married Glen Jones, 1950; children: Glen Daniel; Kenneth Burton; David Lawrence; Kevin Carter.

Became proficient on accordion, guitar, autoharp, piano and mandolin; sang and played with the Carter Family and the Carter Sisters; wrote hit song "Poor Old Heartsick Me" (1959).

See also Women in World History.