Vivian Liberto Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 May, 2019
Facts of Vivian Liberto
Date of Birth: 1934 , April-23
Age: 85 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Vivian Liberto
Nationality American
Affair with Dick Distin
Boyfriend Dick Distin
Married yes
Married to Dick Distin
Children Four
Divorce Johnny Cash
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Vivian Liberto was a media personality and a writer who got media attention following her marriage with Jonny Cash one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records all over the world. She is also the author of the book called Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny. In the book, she attempted to change the world’s perception of her marital relationship with Johnny and clarify her position. The couple tied the in 1954 and divorced in 1966.    

Early Life, Bio, Ethnicity, Race, And Education Of Vivian Liberto

Vivian Liberto was born on April 23, 1934, in San Antonio Texas, United States. She grew up in a Roman Catholic family along with her elder brother Raymond Alvin Liberto. She was the only daughter of Thomas Peter Liberto and Irene Robinson Liberto. 

Liberto holds American nationality, but there is a big question about her race and ethnicity. It all happened after she married her ex-husband Johnny Cash

Although Liberto did identify herself as Italian-American, the speculations regarding Liberto being black started raising after Associated Press published a rare photo of Cash and Liberto. 

Following the publication of their photograph, many newspapers like ‘The ThunderBolt’ and The National States Rights Party’s newspaper published articles that were tagged as racist rhetorical stories major fundamental activist and public. After the controversy, the singer also received harassment and death threats. 

Vivian Liberto's Professional Career And Wiki

The information regarding Vivian Liberto's profession was never disclosed. She was a homemaker who spent most of her time looking after her children and household chores. 

Liberto authored her 2007 memoir, ‘I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny’, in an attempt to change the world’s perception about her marital relationship with Johnny and clarify her position.

She co-authored the autobiography with Anne Sharpsteen giving an insight into the sweet, bitter, and unforgettable memories of her married life with the renown music artist. 

Vivian Liberto's Net Worth And Earnings 

There are no reports about Vivian Liberto's net worth. But reports on her lifestyle said that she had lived in a luxurious house. At that time of his death, Liberto had a net worth of around $60 million. 

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Vivian Liberto: Family, Children, Husband, Death

Vivian Liberto was married to her late husband, Johnny Cash, on August 7, 1954, at her hometown San Antonio, Texas. The couple first met on July 18, 1951, at a roller-skating rink in San Antonio when she was 17.

They dated for a few weeks before Cash moved to Germany. Following their three-week-long courtship, they maintained a distant relationship by writing thousands of letters to each other before reuniting and committing to marriage. 

The couple tied the knots in 1954. At that time, he worked as a home appliance salesman and also pursued his career in the world of music. In the year 1958, the couple moved to California and purchased an old duplex at Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino.

The pair has four children Rosanne Cash, born on May 24, 1955, Kathy Cash on April 16, 1956, Cindy Cash on July 29, 1959, and Tara Cash on August 24, 1961.   

CAPTION: Vivian Liberto and her Husband Cash SOURCE: Find A Grave

Shortly after the birth of their fourth child in 1961, the family settled at a 12 acres property in Casitas Springs, Calif until their divorce. Following Cash’s drug abuse and infidelity with country singer June Carter, she filed for divorce from her husband.

In 1968, Liberto married Dick Distin, whereas, Cash married Carter the same year. The couple was together until her death on May 24, 2005. 

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Cause Of Death 

Vivian Liberto passed away on May 24, 2005, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. She died due to a surgical complication for lung cancer.       

Her body was interred at 2 p.m. on May 28, 2005, at Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Road, Ventura. 

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