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      Merle Haggard

      Merle Haggard

      Highest Rated: 94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 67% The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2005)

      Birthday: Apr 6, 1937

      Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA

      Widely regarded as country music's most famous bad boy, Merle Haggard came from a poverty-stricken childhood, served time in a maximum-security prison, but ultimately emerged as a respected singer and performer. Following multiple jail sentences and a three-year stint at San Quentin State Prison in California, Haggard turned his life around with the help of music as well as sound advice from his lifelong friend, music icon Johnny Cash. Haggard scored multiple No. 1 hits on Billboard's country music charts for several decades, including his signature tracks "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" (1967), "Okie From Muskogee" (1969), and "If We Make it Through December" (1973). Through his music, Haggard opened up about his troubled past, provided a voice for America's working class, and inspired artists from all genres to tell stories with songs. In 1994, Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a testament to his compelling personal journey from outlaw to music legend. Touring and recording well into his 70s, Haggard became one of the key bridges between country's outlaw past and the bad boys of the contemporary scene. Merle Haggard died of complications from pneumonia on his 79th birthday, April 6, 2016.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Center of Nowhere: The Spirit & Sounds of Springfield, Missouri Self - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Epic Sessions Music Performer - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Country: Portraits of an American Sound Self - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Fool Heart Country Preacher (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 74% Hempsters: Plant the Seed Unknown (Character) - 2010
      67% 73% The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Self - 2005
      94% 91% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Original Music $129.4K 2004
      No Score Yet 38% Huckleberry Finn Duke (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet From Nashville With Music Self - 1969

      TV

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      No Score Yet 100% The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Music Performer 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Cisco Calendar (Character) 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Guest 1972