American Masters

How a car crash nearly ended Patsy Cline's career

Clip: Season 31 Episode 3 | 1m 7s

At 29 years old, with a successful career and several hits climbing the charts, Patsy Cline was almost killed in a head-on car collision. Permanent scarring and chronic pain could've ended the young musician's career, but Cline refused to let it slow her down. Six weeks after the accident, still on crutches, she appeared on the Grand Ol' Opry's stage to perform her biggest hit yet: Crazy.

Aired: 03/04/17

Rating: NR

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