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When was Frances Swaggart born?

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Frances Anderson Swaggart, wife of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, was born on Aug. 9, 1937. She married Swaggart in 1952 before the launch of his career in gospel music and televangelism. In 1987, her husband's radio and television empire unraveled due to his adulterous affairs.

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Frances Anderson was a fellow parishioner at Swaggart's father's ministry when she met JImmy Swaggart. The couple was married on Oct. 10, 1952. Shortly after their marriage, they joined a group of preachers and traveled throughout the South together.

Swaggart went on to a successful career in radio and television, with "The Jimmy Swaggart Telecast" reaching an audience of 2 million viewers. In 1987, his success ended when the media revealed that Swaggart had numerous affairs with prostitutes. As of 2015, he and Frances live in Baton Rouge, and Swaggart continues to preach alongside their son, Donnie.

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