American Masters, Patsy Cline
Wednesday, March 15, at 9:30 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, March 16, at 3:30 a.m.; Saturday, March 18, at 9 p.m.; and Sunday, March 19, at 1:30 a.m.
Airs on Fusion on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m.
Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Va., Patsy Cline (Sept. 8, 1932–March 5, 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart-wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity toward which artists still strive.
After years of hard work to overcome industry gender biases and her own personal hardships and professional missteps, she achieved success, only to have it punctured by uncanny premonitions and her untimely death at age 30. This new documentary marks the 85th anniversary of Cline’s birth.
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