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Posted By: Bill D
13-Sep-03 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Johnny Cash passes (1932-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Johnny Cash passes
thanks for the song, Bert says a lot...

what is really amazing is how Johnny pulled himself up by his bootstraps after hitting bottom in the 60s on drugs...and became the guy we are praising today! He could so easily have become another Hank Williams. We are fortunate he had the strength to quit and just BE Johnny Cash.

He starred in a couple of made for TV movies about a man who tried for years to hide his inability to read, which I understand was pretty close to autobiographical.