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APNewsBreak: Loretta Lynn married at 15, not 13
APNewsBreak: 'Coal Miner's Daughter' Loretta Lynn is 3 years older than claimed, married at 15
By The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ' The Associated Press has discovered documents that show country music legend Loretta Lynn is three years older than she has led people to believe.

The documents show Lynn is 80, not 77.

The new age found in birth and marriage records call into question the story she told in "Coal Miner's Daughter."

In that autobiography and the 1980 film, Lynn said she was married at 13. The new documents show she married just shy of her 16th birthday.

Lynn isn't commenting. Her representative, Nancy Russell, says Lynn has said to her that it isn't anyone's business how old she is.

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