Minnie Pearl

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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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referencedIn Eugene Earle Collection, 1939-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection posters, 1847-2008. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists L-P). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Minnie Pearl;. Oral history interview with Minnie Pearl; 1984 October 19; interview conducted by Kristine Fredricksson. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Minnie Pearl. Celebrity pesticide spots phonograph records : manuscript collections, 1970. National Agricultural Library, NAL
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Tennessee State Planning Office. Homecoming '86, 1984-1985. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Minnie Pearl;. Oral history interview with Minnie Pearl; 1984 October 19; interview conducted by Kristine Fredricksson. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
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associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Fredricksson, Kristine; person
associatedWith Minnie Pearl; person
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
associatedWith Tennessee State Planning Office. corporateBody
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Women comedians--Interviews
Country music--History
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Birth 1912-10-25

Death 1996-03-04

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