Minnie Pearl

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedienne who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years (from 1940 to 1991) and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991.

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Hee Haw - Recurring Sketches and Segments
... When Minnie Pearl joined the cast, they had a larger classroom scene with, at first, real children as the students, but would later return to the cast members ... Minnie Pearl introduced the segment each week, loudly announcing, "We're gonna play now!" at the end of the song, she would similarly conclude "We're through ... turn gray!" Grinder's Switch Gazzette This skit featured Minnie Pearl as a newspaper worker who often insisted that her mute secretary, Miss Honeydew, take down an "important" news item which ...
John Jay Hooker - Political Career
... restaurants with country comedienne Minnie Pearl and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson ... had in 1969 announced an investigation into Minnie Pearl's Chicken, and over time as a consequence of the investigation the price the stock had declined from a high ...
Grinder's Switch - Significance To Minnie Pearl
... Switch was also the fictional hometown of the comic character Minnie Pearl, created and portrayed at the Grand Ole Opry by comedian Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, who grew up in the nearby ... This was part of her inspiration for her "Cousin Minnie Pearl" routine ... to Grinder's Switch, looking for the hometown Pearl described, was generated by tourists following the road sign, that the Hickman County Highway Department was finally motivated to change the designation ...
Minnie Pearl - Recordings - Singles
... Minnie Pearl released a number of single records for RCA Victor during the 1950s including a few duets with Grandpa Jones ... Pearl was back on RCA in 1974 when she and Roy Clark released a parody record of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's hit "As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone ...

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