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Vivian Liberto

Facts of Vivian Liberto

Full Name: Vivian Liberto
Birth Date: April 23, 1934
Age: 90 years
Death Date: May 24, 2005
Gender: Female
Profession: media personality and a writer
Country: United States
Horoscope: Taurus
HusbandDick Distin
Net Worth$60 million
Birth PlaceSan Antonio, Texas
FatherThomas Peter Liberto
MotherIrene Robinson Liberto
SiblingsRaymond Alvin Liberto
KidsRoseanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara
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Vivian Dorraine Liberto aka Vivian Liberto (23rd April 1934-24th May 2005) was a media personality and a writer who got popularity when she got engaged to Johnny Cash, one of the best-selling music artist of all time. She wrote the most popular book called ‘I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny’. She was a three-term president of the Garden Club of San Buenaventura apart from volunteering for the county hospital. And a home for unwed mothers in Los Angeles, among other charities.

Vivian Liberto: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Education

Vivian Dorraine Liberto aka Vivian Liberto was born on 23rd April 1934 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. She is the daughter of Thomas Peter Liberto (1905-1971) and Irene Robinson Liberto (1913-1979). She grew up in a Roman Catholic family along with her elder brother Raymond Alvin Liberto.

By nationality, she is an American and holds an Italian-American ethnicity. Talking about her education history, we didn’t found any information regarding it. But we shall update it soon. She passed away at the age of 71.

Vivian Liberto: Personal Life; Husband

Liberto met the 20th century music icon, Johnny Cash on 18th July 1951, at a roller-skating rink in San Antonia. They dated for three weeks before he went to Germany by the U.S. Air Force. All the while they maintained a distant relationship by exchanging more than 10000 pages of love letters before reuniting and committing to marriage.

Liberto married to Johnny Cash on 7th August 1954 at her hometown San Antonio, Texas. Liberto and Cash settled in Memphis, Tennesse where he worked as a home appliance salesman and also pursued his musical career. The couple gave birth to four daughters named Roseanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara.

Vivian Liberto with her husband and kids

Liberto filed for divorce due to Johnny’s increasing drug abuse problem and infidelity. After granting divorce in 1966, Liberto married a police office, Dick Distin, and spent a life of retirement in Ventura in 1968. She didn’t allow her failed marriage to weigh her down. She rather worked hard and was an active member of her community.

Cash also volunteered her time at the Ventura County Medical Center as well as a home for unwed mothers. She also served as the president of the Garden Club of San Buenaventura. Vivian Liberto passed away due to a surgical complication for lung cancer on 24th May 2005 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California.


Vivian Liberto: Professional Career

Liberto was a homemaker who focused on looking after her children and household. Her first husband Johnny Cash focused on his music career in the 1950’s. In order to change the world’s perception about her relationship and clarify her position, she wrote her memoir, ‘I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny’.

The autobiography, which she co-authored with Anne Sharpsteen, entails a vivid description of her courtship with Cash, her early marriage days as well as the hardships she faced a few years prior to her divorce. In fact, the title of Vivian Liberto’s book proved to be a reminder to his fans that the 1956 hit song, ‘I Walk the Line,’ which was the singer’s fidelity pledge to his wife was effectively broken.

Vivian Liberto’s I Walked the Line

A movie released on 2005 based on her book which was an Oscar winning film based on Johnny Cash’s two autobiographies. Despite all her adversities, the self-sufficient woman was always amicable towards Cash who divorced her to marry June Carter. However, Liberto never behave like a shattered wife and committed herself to contributing towards the community.

She was a three-term president of the Garden Club of San Buenaventura apart from volunteering for the county hospital. And a home for unwed mothers in Los Angeles, among other charities.


Vivian Liberto: Controversy

Vivian Liberto Controversy

‘Associated Press’ published a rare photo of Cash and Liberto, raising speculations that Liberto could have been black. Liberto had rarely photographed before that. Following the publication of their photograph, many newspapers like ‘The ThunderBolt’ and The National States Rights Party’s newspaper carried racist rhetorical stories and photographs of the couple, igniting the fire. The led to a major controversy, harassment and death threats to the singer apart from the question mark on Liberto’s racial identity.


Vivian Liberto: Net Worth & Earnings

Liberto co-authored her autobiography called, ‘I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny’. It priced $32.95 for Hardcover and $13.52 Paperback on Amazon. At that time of Johnny’s death, Liberto had a net worth of around $60 million.