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Minnie Pearl (1912–1996)


Sarah Colley studied dramatics in Belmont College in Nashville, intending to be a serious actress, but while touring with an Atlanta company, she created the Minnie Pearl character that became her life's work. Her first Grand Old Opry appearance was on the radio show in 1940, followed by 27 years of touring. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1985, ... See full bio »

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Known For

That Tennessee Beat Rev. Rose Conley
(1966)
Forty Acre Feud Ma Culpepper
(1965)
The Love Boat Aunt Effie / Molly
(1979-1983)

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Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for CBS called "The Minnie Pearl Show". She played the proprietor of a country boarding house.

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Personal Quote:

Kissing a fella with a beard is like a picnic. You don't mind going through a little brush to get there.

Trivia:

First country music performer to be surprised with their life story on the 1950's series "This Is Your Life". Though stunned by the surprise, Minnie Pearl knew this was her big chance on network television and milked her appearance for all the comedy she could muster, leading to a highly active career as a guest performer on scores of non-country variety programs and talk shows. See more »

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