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Minnie Pearl (1912–1996)

Sarah Colley studied dramatics in Belmont College in Nashville, intending to be a serious actress, but while touring with an Atlanta company, she created the Minnie Pearl character that became her life's work. Her first Grand Old Opry appearance was on the radio show in 1940, followed by 27 years of touring. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1985, ... See full bio »

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Hee Haw
Hee Haw Herself / Herself - Comedienne
Country Music Caravan


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Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for CBS called "The Minnie Pearl Show". She played the proprietor of a country boarding house.

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Personal Quote:

Kissing a fella with a beard is like a picnic. You don't mind going through a little brush to get there.


Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1975. See more »

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Personal Letter from Minnie Pearl 1952 bigish99
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