Lulu Roman

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Lulu Roman
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Lulu performing in 2008
Background information
Birth name Bertha Louise Hable
Born (1946-05-06) May 6, 1946 (age 68)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres Christian
Occupations Christian Recording Artist
Years active 1969-Present
Labels Homesick Entertainment/Son Of Jessie/Daywind
Associated acts Hee Haw, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl
Website http://www.luluroman.com

Lulu Roman (born Bertha Louise Hable on May 6, 1946, in Dallas, Texas) is a comedian and singer. She is probably best known as a regular on the comedy-music television series Hee Haw.

Roman was born with a thyroid dysfunction in a home for unwed mothers and placed in an orphanage.[1] She attended W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, graduating in 1964.[2]

During her stint on Hee Haw, in which Roman was widely considered to be by far the most attractive female on the show, she went through a bout of drug addiction.[1] She cleaned up and converted to Christianity, after which she began singing.[1] This led to a career as a singer of Southern Gospel music; Roman has recorded several albums, although she never trained as a singer.[2] In 1999 Lulu Roman was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame with fellow artists Andy Griffith, Barbara Mandrell, David L. Cook, Gary S. Paxton, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Snow and Jody Miller.[3]

Roman continues to perform music and stand-up comedy and also enjoys working with Compassion International, a child-development organization.[4] Her project "Seven Times" hit the number two spot on Cash Box in 2010.

A new album of musical standards titled At Last was released on January 15, 2013.[5] The album, produced by Chris Barnes and Larry Ferguson for Homesick Entertainment, features duets with Dolly Parton, T. Graham Brown, Linda Davis, and George Jones.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official biography". Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Marilyn Johnson Chase. "It's no joke: `Hee Haw' star stays busy," The Dallas Morning News, December 9, 1990, page 1R.
  3. ^ Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame Roman is inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame
  4. ^ Beck, Ken (February 1, 2012). "Actress/Singer Lulu Roman". American Profile Magazine. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ American Profile
  6. ^ "Dolly Sings on Lulu Roman’s New Album". Dolly Parton On-Line. Retrieved December 6, 2012.