Dolores Virginia Henry is the ex-wife of Conway Twitty, one of the most influential American country music singers, and songwriters. He received a considerable amount of success in rock and roll, R&B, and pop genres. Twitty won the Country Music Association award for consecutively 6 years from 1971 to 1976. He received the honor of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Twitty was known for romantic and sentimental songs, which led comedian Jerry Clower to nickname him Twitty. He reached the zenith of success with hit songs “Hello Darlin'”, “You’ve Never Been This Far Before”, and “Linda on My Mind”. His songs topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart 40 times.
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Dolores Virginia Henry’s Family Background
Witty’s ex-wife Dolores was born on August 30, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan. She married Conway Twitty on February 27, 1987. They separated after six and a half years, without having any children. She had stepchildren including Jimmy Twitty, Kathy Twitty, Jony Twitty, and Michael Twitty. She died on January 21, 2016, at the age of 83. Dolores’s Husband Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on 1 September 1933 in Coahoma County, in northwestern Mississippi. Harold married four times and divorced three times. He was named after silent movie actor, Harold Lloyd by his great-uncle. Twitty moved to Helena, Arkansas, when he was 10 years old. He died at 59 in Springfield, Missouri on June 5, 1993.
Dolores Virginia Henry’s Career
Twitty formed his first singing group the Phillips County Ramblers at a very early age. He also hosted a local radio show every Saturday morning. He was a good baseball, player. He served the U.S. Army in the Far East where he organized a group Cimmerons which entertained the soldiers. Influenced by Elvis Presley he began writing rock and roll material. His hit cover songs include “Slow Hand”, “Rest Your Love on Me”, “The Rose”, and “Heartache Tonight”. He won Academy of Country Music for Top Vocal Duo with Loretta Lynn 5 times.
His song “It’s Only Make Believe” reached the top spot on Billboard Pop charts in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. He has 55 number one hits to his credit, which remained unbroken for 20 years. He also penned down 11 Billboard country number one songs.
Dolores Virginia Henry’s Family Net Worth
Dolores inherited a big chunk of her husband’s wealth and property which was around $14 million at the time of his death in 1993. After a lawsuit over a property dispute, Witty’s widow Henry Jenkins was given a one-third share of the estate. The iconic country singer earned his fortune from his career as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and 57 studio albums that he released throughout his career. Twitty built a country music entertainment complex Twitty City in Hendersonville, Tennessee for $3.5 million.