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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 March 1942International Falls, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 20 July 2007Loch Lloyd, Missouri, USA  (colon and lung cancer)
Birth NameTamara Faye LaValley
Height 4' 11" (1.5 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tammy Faye Bakker was born on March 7, 1942 in International Falls, Minnesota, USA as Tamara Faye LaValley. She was an actress, known for The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000), The Surreal Life (2003) and The P.T.L. Club (1976). She was married to Roe Messner and Jim Bakker. She died on July 20, 2007 in Loch Lloyd, Missouri, USA.

Spouse (2)

Roe Messner (3 October 1993 - 20 July 2007) (her death) (2 children)
Jim Bakker (1 April 1961 - 13 March 1992) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Extreme eye make-up
Short stature.

Trivia (10)

Is a successful singer who recorded over 25 gospel albums.
Was educated at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
Before she and her first husband Jim Bakker their own show, the couple were introduced by Pat Robertson in the 1960s.
She and former husband Jim Bakker had both hosted popular religious talk shows for more than 2 decades, The 700 Club (1966) from 1966-1973 and The P.T.L. Club (1976) from 1976-1987.
On her first husband Jim Bakker's 47th birthday, he hosted his last television show from Heritage U.S.A.. More than 15 years later on his 63rd birthday, he went back on the air a second time in Branson, Missouri [2 January 2003].
Her documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996. Although surgery to remove the tumor was successful, she was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2004.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter Tammy Sue Bakker-Chapman on March 7, 1970. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jim Bakker.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a son Jamie Charles Bakker (aka Jay Bakker) on December 18, 1975. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jim Bakker.
Starring in late-night 30-minute infomercials for Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures They Dont Want You To Know About". [2004]

Personal Quotes (5)

Jim [ex-husband Jim Bakker] always said he was the cake and I was the frosting.
I won't be in gay parades --- I don't think they need them. I believe in class --- I believe that people should have a bit of class about them.
Sometimes, poor people don't smell too good, so love can have no nose.
Honey, God loves everybody. It's human beings who mess things up.
If I died right now, I would consider myself one of the most fortunate women in the world to have lived and been able to do the kind of things I've been able to do in my life . And I'm very grateful...very grateful to the lord for taking a little girl who had nothing to give, but was willing to try.

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