Minnie Pearl, shown here with Grandpa Jones, was born Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon on October 25, 1912. She 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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LAVERNE & SHIRLEY ('76-'83) ~ Best friends LaVerne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney are single, best friends, and working girls living in Milwaukee. They cope with dates, neighbors and each other. They work at the Shotz Brewing Company in Milwaukee, where they are 'bottlecappers.' In '65, they move to Burbank, CA to start a new life. Starred Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David Lander, Michael McLean, Eddie Mekka, and Phil Foster. IT WAS A RIOT!!
Born Louis Marshall Jones in Henderson County, Ky., to sharecroppers, Jones was a singer, banjo picker, song writer and later in life television star on “Hee Haw.” Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978. He never retired and died in 1998.
Little Gregory Hines, His Brother Maurice Hines and Dizzy Gillespie - Jet Magazine October 7, 1954 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr
Beloved comedian Rod Brasfield-inducted in 1947, and often teamed with Minnie Pearl.