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Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Comedians, Entertainers, Musicians, Singer

1912 – Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon or Sarah Colley, born on the 25th of October in Centerville, Tennessee in Hickman County, Tennessee about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Nashville. She was a country comedian who, along with friend Roy Acuff.

1939 – Her first performance onstage as Minnie Pearl was in Aiken, South Carolina.

1940 – Her first Grand Old Opry appearance was on the radio show, followed by 27 years of touring.

1985 – She was diagnosed with cancer, and recovered after a double mastectomy.

1991 – A mild stroke in June forced her to give up performing.

1996 – Her death at the age of 83 on the 4th of March was brought on by complications due to a stroke. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee.