Grandma Lee performing in 2009
May 29, 1934 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Years active||c. 1999–present|
|Spouse||Ben Strong (c. 1958–1995; his death)|
America's Got Talent
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.”
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."
- Bull, Roger. "Jacksonville's Grandma Lee shows she's 'Got Talent' — tonight on NBC". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Katsilometes, John. "Closing in on 76, Grandma Lee is speaking the universal language". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- "Will comedian Grandma Lee win America's Got Talent?". Punchline Magazine. September 3, 2009.