Lulu Roman

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Lulu Roman

Lulu performing in 2008
Background information
Birth nameBertha Louise Hable
Born(1946-05-06) May 6, 1946 (age 66)
Dallas, Texas United States
GenresChristian
OccupationsChristian Recording Artist
Years active1969-Present
LabelsSon Of Jessie/Daywind
Associated actsHee Haw / Roy Clark
Websitehttp://www.luluroman.net/
 
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Lulu Roman

Lulu performing in 2008
Background information
Birth nameBertha Louise Hable
Born(1946-05-06) May 6, 1946 (age 66)
Dallas, Texas United States
GenresChristian
OccupationsChristian Recording Artist
Years active1969-Present
LabelsSon Of Jessie/Daywind
Associated actsHee Haw / Roy Clark
Websitehttp://www.luluroman.net/

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, she went through a bout of drug addiction.[1]She cleaned up and converted to Christianity, following 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-developement organization.[4] Her latest project "Seven Times" hit the number two spot on Cash Box in 2010. In April 2010, she signed with BGA Entertainment. A new album of musical standards titled At Last is expected to be released in Spring 2012.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Official biography". http://www.luluroman.net/html/lulus-bio-b0.html. 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. ^ "Ask American Profile". Published in American Profile newsmagazine. February 5, 2012.
  5. ^ American Profile