Grandpa Jones (and Minnie Pearl) (October 20, 1913-1998) – Banjo player and “old time” country and gospel music singer. Cast member of the TV show Hee Haw. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1978. Born in Niagra, KY, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925) is an American comedian, actor, and artist. At age 17, Winters quit high school and joined the United States Marine Corps and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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. She was an important influence on younger female country music singers and rural humorists such as Jerry Clower, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Carl Hurley, David L Cook, Chonda Pierce, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. In 1992, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
HEE HAW. Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the major difference being that Hee Haw was far less topical, and was centered on country music and rural Southern culture. Co-hosted by country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark for most of the series' run. Family Oriented.
John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)American television host & comedian, known for 30 years as host of The Tonight Show(1962–1992). His show was successful by the end of the 60s during the 70s Carson became an American icon & remained so until his retirement in 92. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests.