Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl

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Small-town girl Sarah Cannon dreamed of becoming a Shakespearean actress; instead, she became famous as the class-act comedian Minnie Pearl. With her "Howdee" greeting and price tag dangling from her straw hat, this simple character became an icon of country music through radio, live stage performances, and television. The educated, serious Cannon and her playful, uncomplicated alter ego created a legacy of compassion, empowerment and humor. FACING THE LAUGHTER: MINNIE PEARL is a 90-minute documentary that explores how this beloved character impacted American culture and how it's still relevant today.

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