Vivian Cash Biography, Net Worth, Age, Images, Daughters, Husband, Children, Wikipedia, Nationality, Parents, Movies, Documentary

Johnny Cash’s wife Vivian Cash Biography: Net Worth, Age, Images, Daughters, Husband, Children, Wikipedia, Nationality, Parents, Movies, Documentary

July 11, 2022 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Vivian Liberto Distin (born April 23, 1934), addressed as Vivian Cash, was an American homemaker and author. 

She was Johnny Cash‘s first wife and the inspiration for his first solo hit single titled I Walk the Line

Vivian Cash became popular after debates about her racial identity erupted.

Let’s take a sneak preview at some interesting facts about her personal life and career journey before her departure in 2005.

Vivian Cash
Vivian Cash: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Vivian Liberto Distin
Stage Name: Vivian Cash
Born: 23 April 1934 (age 71 years old)
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 24 May 2005, Ventura, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.62 m
Parents: Thomas Liberto, Irene Robinson
Siblings: Sylvia Liberto, Raymond Liberto
Husband • Spouse: Dick Distin (m. 1968–2005), Johnny Cash (m. 1954–1966)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Rosanne Cash, Tara Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$60 million

Early Life

Vivian Liberto Distin, also known as Vivian Cash, was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States, on April 23, 1934. Her mother was called Irene Robinson, and she worked as a homemaker, while her father named, Thomas Liberto, was an insurance salesman and amateur magician

Vivian Cash was raised alongside her brother named, Raymond Alvin Liberto, and a sister named, Sylvia Liberto

Her paternal ancestors moved to the United States from Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, and her father is of Sicilian descent. Vivian Cash‘s mother is of Irish, German, and African-American descent.

At the moment, there are no valid details concerning the educational background of Vivian Cash.

Personal Life

Johnny Cash, her first husband, met Vivian Cash at the age of 17 in a roller skating rink in San Antonio, Texas, on July 18, 1951, while in Air Force basic training. 

Johnny Cash and Vivian Cash courted for roughly three weeks before the Air Force assigned Vivian Cash to a three-year deployment in West Germany. Thousands of letters were exchanged between the couple during their separation, which finally inspired his track titled I Walked the Line.

Johnny Cash and Vivian Cash tied the knot at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio on August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge. 

Their union was blessed with four children named Rosanne Cash, Tara Cash, Kathy Cash, and Cindy Cash. She also has grandchildren: Jakob William Leventhal, Caitlin Rivers Crowell, Alex Schwoebel, Aran Thomas Schwoebel, Chelsea Jean Crowell, Hannah Crowell, Carrie Kathleen Crowell, Dustin Tittle, Kacy Tittle, Vivian Liberto Thomas Gabriel, and Jessica Dorraine Brock.

Johnny Cash‘s serious drug and alcohol usage, as well as his continual touring and numerous acts of adultery with other women, notably his intimate relationship with singer June Carter, caused Vivian Cash to file for divorce in 1966, causing Vivian Cash to raise their four daughters all alone.

She also got married to Dick Distin from 1968 to 2005.


In 2021, Rosanne Cash was featured as a guest on Genealogist Henry Louis Gates‘ show titled Finding Your Roots, which validated Vivian Cash‘s Sicilian lineage. Her paternal ancestors came from Cefalù, Sicily, and dated back 300 years. 

Rosanne Cash‘s eleventh studio album, titled Black Cadillac, was dedicated to her father, Vivian Cash, and stepmother, June Carter Cash. Some songs also mentioned Vivian Cash, such as Burn Down This Town and I Was Watching You.

My Darling Vivian, a documentary film on Vivian Cash‘s life and times, premiered as part of the South by Southwest 2020 Film Festival Collection, presented by Amazon Prime Video, in 2020.

Cause Of Death

Vivian Cash gave up the ghost on May 24th, 2005, at the age of 71. She reportedly died of lung cancer after a surgical error.

Net Worth

After her demise, Vivian Cash had gathered an estimated net worth of US$60 million.

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