Minnie Pearl

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1912-10-25
Death 1996-03-04

Biographical notes:

Country comedy performer. Born October 25, 1912. Died March 4, 1996. Real name: Sarah Opehlia Colley Cannon. Country music's best-known female comedian. Recognized for her knee-length dresses and straw hat with the $1.98 price tag. Star of Grand Ole Opry from the early 1940s-1991. Popular stage and television performer. Regular cast member of the Hee Haw television show. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Minnie Pearl; 1984 October 19; interview conducted by Kristine Fredricksson. 1984 October 19. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 62297612

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Subjects:

  • Women comedians--Interviews
  • Country music--History

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  • United States (as recorded)