Gloria Carter Spann
Gloria Carter Spann

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Name: Gloria Carter Spann
Occupation: Celebrity Family Member
Gender: Female
Birth Day: October 22, 1926
Death Date: Mar 5, 1990 (age 63)
Age: Aged 63
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Gloria Carter Spann

Gloria Carter Spann was born on October 22, 1926 in United States (63 years old). Gloria Carter Spann is a Celebrity Family Member, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Gloria Carter Spannnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Best known as the younger sister of United States President Jimmy Carter.


She died of pancreatic cancer, a disease that had also killed her brother Billy, her sister Ruth, and both of her parents.

Does Gloria Carter Spann Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Gloria Carter Spann died on Mar 5, 1990 (age 63).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She briefly studied journalism at Georgia Southwestern College.

Biography Timeline


Carter graduated from high school in June 1944 and enrolled in Georgia Southwestern College where she began to study journalism. Her plans were deferred when she married a war hero named William Everett Hardy from Americus. The Carters disapproved of the match, as the groom was a former drug store clerk. This was not a suitable job for the well-to-do families at the time. The marriage produced a son, William Everett (Hardy) Spann (1946–1997). Gloria returned to Georgia in 1949 from Texas, and her father, Earl Carter, was upset by the brutal beatings Gloria suffered at the hands of her husband. With the help of her father, Gloria had her marriage annulled in 1949. On December 15, 1950, Carter-Hardy married Walter Guy Spann (1925–2012), a farmer from Webster County, Georgia, and he adopted the son of her first marriage. Walter and Gloria Spann produced no children of their own together. By all accounts, the two had a very happy, affectionate marriage which lasted almost 40 years, until her death.


In 1964, Spann resigned from the Baptist Church the Carters belonged to after the church voted not to lift its ban on blacks from attending.


Mrs. Spann maintained a relatively low profile as she and her husband, Walter, participated in cross-country cycling on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Spann began cycling in about 1967. In 1977, Span published a book of letters written by her mother detailing her mother's struggles and accomplishments during two years working for the Peace Corps in India. She and Walter were also members of Union Life, a religious brotherhood.


William Carter Spann moved to California in 1969 and Gloria credited his troubled life as the main factor that turned her back toward her faith. William Spann often said that his mother rejected him and used this as a means to justify his unconventional behavior. Gloria Carter Spann did not see her son even once during the last twenty-one years of her life.


Although she had some level of fame of her own before Jimmy's election, she was not forced into the spotlight until her brother was elected President. Gloria was probably the sibling who shunned the spotlight most during her brother's years in office. Prior to Jimmy Carter's achieving the presidency in 1976, Spann had participated in several campaigns for her brother. In his bids for the governorship of Georgia, she made countless phone calls and mailed numerous pamphlets in order to win votes for Carter.


Spann was noted as one of the first women inducted Harley Davidson’s 100,000 Mile Club, was named Most Outstanding Female Motorcyclist in 1978 and worked as an activist for motorcycle rights. During their years as motorcyclists, Gloria and her husband became "den mother" and father to the younger riders. The Spanns planted a large garden for the bikers each year and canned the vegetables to serve as they often had unexpected guests. Their farmhouse was arranged for multiple cots or sleeping bags. Walter constructed a four-hole outhouse to accommodate bikers who were cruising through the South or headed down to the races at Daytona.


Though William had moved out to California and severed contact with his family, this did not keep him out of the spotlight. During Jimmy Carter's 1976 Presidential campaign, the media's intense scrutiny found them at William's jail cell out in California. When interviewed about his uncle's success, he stated: "He's in the White House, I'm in the big house." Gloria also received a phone call threatening to reveal that "Jimmy Carter's got a nephew in jail" if she did not pay a sum of money to keep the caller quiet. In 1979, Spann was herself arrested for disorderly conduct when she refused to stop playing a harmonica in a McWaffle restaurant in Americus, Georgia.


On March 5, 1990, Spann, 63, died of pancreatic cancer. Gloria's parents and her sister, Ruth Stapleton, and brother, Billy Carter, had also died from pancreatic cancer. Gloria's tombstone reads, "She rides in Harley Heaven." Spann is buried in the Lebanon Church Cemetery near Plains, Georgia, where her parents and brother, Billy Carter, are also buried.

Family Life

Gloria's first marriage, to an abusive war veteran named William Everett Hardy, resulted in her only child, a son named William Everett Hardy. Gloria later married a Georgia-born farmer named Walter Guy Spann; the couple's marriage lasted from 1950 until her death in 2012.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Billy Carter Billy Carter Brother $1 Million (Approx.) N/A 83 Celebrity Family Member
#2 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Brother $10 Million $207 Thousand 96 President
#3 James Earl Carter Sr. Father N/A N/A N/A
#4 William Everett Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#5 James Jackson Gordy Grandfather N/A N/A N/A
#6 Lillian Gordy Carter Mother N/A N/A N/A
#7 Donnel Carter Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#8 Jack Carter Jack Carter Nephew $1 Million (Approx.) N/A 98 Actor
#9 Jana Carter Niece N/A N/A N/A
#10 Amy Carter Amy Carter Niece $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 53 Celebrity Family Member
#11 Ruth Carter Stapleton Sister N/A N/A N/A
#12 William Carter Spann Son N/A N/A N/A
#13 Walter Spann Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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Currently, Gloria Carter Spann is 95 years, 8 months and 6 days old. Gloria Carter Spann will celebrate 96th birthday on a Saturday 22nd of October 2022. Below we countdown to Gloria Carter Spann upcoming birthday.


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