Johnny Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer and songwriter who is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. He sold more than 90 million records worldwide and composed more than 600 songs. He received 29 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards for his recordings and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cash was also a successful actor, writer, and activist. His lifelong support for SOS Children's Villages, a nonprofit supporting and advocating for children in need, led to the creation of the Johnny Cash Memorial Fund to carry on that legacy after his death.