|Birth name||Jack Anglin|
May 13, 1916|
|Died||March 8, 1963
|Years active||1938 – 1963|
|Associated acts||The Anglin Brothers
Johnnie & Jack
Anglin was born on a farm near Columbia, Tennessee. He worked at a local hosiery mill and became acquainted with his future wife, Louise; and through her, her brother, Johnnie Wright. At the time Wright, his wife Murial (Kitty Wells) and Louise were regulars on WSIX-AM as Johnnie Wright And The Harmony Girls.
Anglin married Louise Wells in 1933 when he was 17 & she was 16.They had an end to the 30 year marriage on March 8, 1963. He was the father of 4 children:
- Jackie Anglin
March 4, 1934 in Columbia, Tennessee
March 8, 1963 (aged 29) in Madison, Tennessee.
- Sandy Anglin
March 12, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee
- John Anglin
December 3, 1937 in Nashville, Tennessee
March 8, 1963 (aged 25) in Nashville, Tennessee
- Janet Anglin
February 3, 1942 in Manhattan, New York.
The two men became friends; and when the Anglin Brothers disbanded in 1939, Anglin joined Wright as Johnnie Wright And The Happy Roving Cowboys with Jack Anglin. In 1940, they became Johnnie & Jack, who enjoyed success as a vocal duo until Anglin's death in 1963. The duo became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s. Driving alone to attend a memorial service for Patsy Cline not far from his home, he rounded a bend in Madison, Tennessee at a high speed and died in the ensuing crash.
- "Opry Timeline - 1940s". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- Gordon Polatnick. "Fuller Up Dead Musician Directory". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
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