American Masters

Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

Clip: Season 31 Episode 3 | 1m 32s

Forced to drop out of school to earn money, Patsy Cline was an incredibly hard worker, holding several jobs as a teenager while also singing with local groups and competing in talent shows. Cline was unafraid of breaking with social norms and walked her own path, wearing men's pants and bright red lipstick.

Aired: 03/04/17

Rating: NR

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