Everything About Rebecca Irene Burns: Sam Phillips Wife

Who is Rebecca Irene Burns?

Rebecca Irene Burns is the wife of Sam Phillips who was an American record producer and he played a very important role in the development of rock and roll in the 1950s.

Rebecca Irene Burns: Sam Phillips Wife

They married on 1942 and this marriage remain until 1960 and they had two children both boys named Knox and Jerry.

Rebecca Irene Burns is very best known for her role in the life of American’s first rock and roll family. She found herself very creative at radio work and she adopted a very sustaining role for her family.

She was the woman with the religious faith. She was very sweet in nature and communicated with spirit when she met with her family and friends.

Name Rebecca Irene Burns
Date of Birth June 22, 1925
Place of Birth Colbert County, Alabama
Country   United States
Net worth $300K
Age          87 Years
Wife/Husband Sam Phillips
Profession Radio Work

Early Life of Rebecca

Rebecca Irene Burns was born on June 22, 1925 in Colbert County, Alabama, United States.  She was 17 years old and she was a student in High School. With her sister, Rebecca Irene Burns worked in Radio when she meet 19 years old Sam Phillips.

She was died on Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Colbert County, Alabama, the United States in the age of 87 years.

Rebecca Irene Burns: Sam Phillips Wife

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Married Life with Sam Phillips

Rebecca Irene Burns was 17 years old when she met Sam Phillips for the first time at station in her native Sheffield, Ala.

The story of their married is something like that

“ Sam had recently gone to work at the station as an announcer in 1942. Rebecca described the story of her love for Sam; she said that “He had just come in out of the rain.

His hairs were windblown and full of raindrops. He was wearing sandals with a smile that was different from others whoever I had seen. He was sitting down on a piano bench and began to talk to me in a very lovely style. That night I told my family that I meet a man(Sam Phillips) to whom I wanted to marry.” That was the night and moments when Rebecca fall in love with Sam and relized that Sam is the perfect man for her. ”

After 18 years of marriage, divorce happened between the couple. The couple shared two sons Knox and Jerry.

Physical State

Age: 87 years old (1925-2012)

Weight: We tried to find information regarding to Rebecca Irene Burns, but not found much.

Height: Did not mentioned anywhere

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Favorite Things

as per her biography we can say that she loved music, because she remained attached to music for a very low age of 17 when she was working with her sister for Radio.

About Rebecca Husband

Sam Phillips used to work on a farm, in a grocery store, and in a funeral parlor before he joined the music industry. He revolutionized the music industry and introduced rock and roll to the world. Sam Phillips is very best known for discovering the musicians and popular artists like Elvis Persley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf. He was the first non-musician to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and after his death, his both sons continue the tradition of family music.

Sam Phillips Died on Jul 30, 2003 at the age of 80 years.

Rebecca Irene Burns’ Educational Journey and Career

Rebecca Irene Burns, a notable figure in both the radio industry and the realm of education, had a fascinating educational journey and career. Let’s delve into the key points of her story:

  • Early Life and Introduction to Radio:

    • Born in 1925, possibly in Alabama.
    • At just 17, while still a high school student, Rebecca began her radio journey, working alongside her sister at station WLAY.
    • It was during this phase she met her future husband, Sam Phillips.
  • Career in Radio:

    • While specifics about her college education remain uncertain, her influence and success in the radio industry are evident.
    • She played an instrumental role in inspiring Sam Phillips’ WHER radio station.
  • Shift to Education:

    • With an impressive 20 years under her belt, Rebecca delved deeply into teaching and educational leadership.
    • In 2023, she achieved the commendable position of Dean at the College of Education, Kutztown University.
    • She also showcased her teaching acumen at the Bilingual Montessori School Heidessheim. Here, she was tasked with designing and executing all general education lesson plans.

Challenges and Successes

Her success was that she was the mother and wife of first american rock and roll family.

Rebecca Irene Net Worth

The net worth of Rebecca Irene Burns is not declared. Sam Phillips sold Elvis’ contract to RCA for $35000 which is worth as $300000 now in 23 which is the most ever paid for any artist.


Not found anywhere because she got married with the first person she meet in younger age, I mean Sam Phillips. Although Sam Phillips divorced two other women named Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Social Media Accounts of Rebecca Irene Burns:

When social media was introduced, she was in matured age that when someone not use social media to waist his/her time.

Rebbeca Facebook:



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