Grandma Lee

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Grandma Lee
Grandma Lee America's Got Talent.jpg
Grandma Lee performing in 2009
Born (1934-05-29) May 29, 1934 (age 80)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active c. 1999–present
Spouse Ben Strong (c. 1958–1995; his death)

Lee Strong[1] (born May 29, 1934),[2] better known by her stage name Grandma Lee, is an American stand-up comedian and was a contestant on the fourth season of America's Got Talent.

America's Got Talent[edit]

In 2009, at age 75, Lee participated on the reality series America's Got Talent. Although she made it to the top 10, she was in the bottom 5 and was eliminated from the competition. She told People that “the material is based on the truth. I go up there and wing it… but I had to clean it up for the show. I won’t say a cuss word or anything to jeopardize [myself]. I can do clean or edgy.”[3]


At her Houston audition, one of her jokes was: "I've decided when I die, I want to be cremated and have my ashes sprinkled over the Krispy Kreme. That way I know my fat daughter-in-laws will come down and visit me a couple times a week."


  1. ^ Bull, Roger. "Jacksonville's Grandma Lee shows she's 'Got Talent' — tonight on NBC". Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Katsilometes, John. "Closing in on 76, Grandma Lee is speaking the universal language". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Will comedian Grandma Lee win America's Got Talent?". Punchline Magazine. September 3, 2009. 

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