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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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That Tennessee Beat
That Tennessee Beat Rev. Rose Conley
(1966)
Forty Acre Feud
Forty Acre Feud Ma Culpepper
(1965)
The Love Boat
The Love Boat Aunt Effie / Molly
(1979-1983)

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

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Appeared weekly on The Nashville Network's "Nashville Now" from 1984 to 1991 in a Friday night segment called "Let Minnie Steal Your Joke" in which Pearl would read gags submitted by viewers to the studio audience and the most popular by the audience's response would receive a prize. See more »

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