Lulu performing in 2008
|Birth name||Bertha Louise Hable|
|Born||May 6, 1946|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Christian Recording Artist|
|Labels||Homesick Entertainment/Son of Jessie/Daywind|
|Associated acts||Hee Haw, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl|
Lulu Roman (born Bertha Louise Hable on May 6, 1946) is an American comedian and singer. She is known as a regular on the comedy-music show Hee Haw, which debuted in 1969. Lulu, Misty Rowe, Linda Thompson, Roni Stoneman and Gunilla Hutton are survivors of the cast.
During her stint on Hee Haw, she went through a bout of drug addiction, which resulted in her absence from the program for several seasons during the middle portion of its long run. She cleaned up and converted to Christianity, after which she began singing. This led to a career as a singer of Southern Gospel music; Roman has recorded several albums, although she never trained as a singer. 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.
Roman continues to perform music and stand-up comedy and also enjoys working with Compassion International, a child-development organization. Her project Seven Times hit the number two spot on the Cash Box chart in 2010.
A new album of musical standards titled At Last was released on January 15, 2013. 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.
- "Official biography". Retrieved August 4, 2012.
- Marilyn Johnson Chase. "It's no joke: `Hee Haw' star stays busy," The Dallas Morning News, December 9, 1990, page 1R.
- Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame Roman is inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame
- Beck, Ken (February 1, 2012). "Actress/Singer Lulu Roman". American Profile Magazine. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
- American Profile
- "Dolly Sings on Lulu Roman's New Album". Dolly Parton On-Line. Retrieved December 6, 2012.