Marty Robbins

A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation
# 2 in 1957


Robbins was born Martin David Robinson in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona, on September 26, 1925. Robbins left the troubled home at the age of seventeen to serve in the United States Navy. In addition to his recordings and performances, Robbins was an avid race car driver, competing in NASCAR races, including the Daytona 500. In 1967, Robbins played himself in the car racing film Hell on Wheels. In 1948, Robbins married the former Marizona Baldwin (September 11, 1930 - July 10, 2001) to whom he dedicated his song My Woman, My Woman, My Wife. They had two children, a son, Ronny (born 1949), and a daughter, Janet, (born 1959). (Janet Robbins would go on to become a singer herself.) Robbins died of complications following cardiac surgery on December 8, 1982. At the times of their deaths, Marty and Marizona lived in Brentwood in Williamson County, outside Nashville. They are interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.
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