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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. Grandpa Jones, Country Music, Minnie Pearls, Hee Haw, Haw Grandpa, Gospel Music, Music Hall, Country Stars, Country Singers
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Minnie Pearl on "Hee Haw" and being made to watch it every week...and how I hated it, so uncool
"Minnie Pearl" was born 25 October 1912 (d. 1996), as Sarah Ophelia Colley. She was born in a prosperous family and college-trained in theatre and dance. "Minnie Pearl" was a hillbilly character that took over her career; in her personal life, she was always Sarah.