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Singer Lynn Anderson dies aged 67
01 Aug 2015 14:02
American country music star Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1971 worldwide hit (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, has died, aged 67.
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The Grammy-winning singer died on Thursday night after suffering a heart attack at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Anderson had recently been admitted to hospital for pneumonia following a trip to Italy.
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Born in North Dakota and raised in Sacramento, California, Anderson was the daughter of two country songwriters and started performing at the age of six.
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She first came to prominence on US variety show, The Lawrence Welk Show, between 1967 and 1969. Her popularity on the show helped her secure a deal with Columbia Records.
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Her most famous hit, Rose Garden, earned her a Grammy and Country Music Association's female vocalist of the year award in 1971.
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Anderson appeared on TV with several music legends including Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Sir Tom Jones, and she performed for US Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan.
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Some of her other well-known hits include You're My Man, How Can I Unlove You? and Top of the World, which was also recorded by the Carpenters.
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Anderson also appeared in episodes of the cop show Starsky and Hutch and in the 1990 BBC drama The Wreck on the Highway.
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Singer Dolly Parton said: "Lynn is blooming in God's Rose Garden now. We will miss her and remember her fondly."
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