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Lulu Roman
Born:  May 6, 1946
Hee! Haw!

About The Artist

Lulu Roman (born Bertha Louise Hable) is best known for her work in comic skits in the long-running television program Hee! Haw! Her achievements are extraordinary for one who spent much of her early years in an orphanage; she was born with a thyroid condition. She later carved out a successful career as a country gospel singer.

Born to a single mother in Dallas, Texas, the infant Bertha Hable was placed in an orphanage shortly after birth and apparently remained there until completing high school in 1964.

Promo Ad - First Assembly of God - Madison, TN - Lulu Roman - March 1978
Promo Ad - Hee! Haw! Honeys - Lulu Roman - October 1978

According to Hee! Haw! producer Sam Lovello, Lulu was first noticed by Buck Owens in a Dallas nightclub where she worked as a comic go-go dancer. She was on the show virtually from the beginning appearing in such skits as "The Culhanes of Kornfield County" and many other skits that took place in the Kornfield.

In 1978, Hee! Haw! had a spin-off series based on characters that were popular in the show. It was called "Hee! Haw! Honeys." Lulu played the role of "Lulu Honey;" Kenny Price was in the role of "Kenny Honey;" Misty Rowe was in the role of "Misty Honey," and Gallord Sartain was one of the "Honey" sons. Kathy Lee Johnson played the straight-laced sane person in the show and was the only member of the cast not part of the "Hee! Haw!" cast. Columnist thought the show would last as long as its parent show - which was already in its 10th year at the time.

One cannot help but be a bit amused by the review of the show by Cathy Darnell of The Tennessean. She confused Kenny Price with Ray Price and actually noted his hit song of "Crazy Arms." You know she had him confused when she wrote he had been part of the show for five years. Hopefully she later got the "Price's Right."

Recovering from drug problems, her role in the show diminished for a time until her recovery and release from probation. She not only recovered but soon had a conversion experience and reinvented herself as a successful gospel singer. Lulu remained with Hee! Haw! through the program's duration.

At last report, she is still on the road singing gospel numbers.

Credits & Sources

  • Hillbilly-Music.com would like to express its thanks to Ivan M. Tribe, author of Mountaineer Jamboree — Country Music in West Virginia and other books that can be found on Amazon.com and numerous articles in other publications for providing us with information about this artist.
  • Dixie Dialing; Larry Williams; October 10, 1978; The Commercial Appeal; Memphis, TN
  • 'Hee Haw' Offspring a 'Honey' of a Show; Cathy Darnell; September 24, 1979; The Tennessean; Nashville, TN


Buy this Book
By Lulu Roman
F. H. Revell
173 Pages
ISBN:  978-0800709563

Buy this Book
This Is My Story; This Is My Song - Lulu Roman The Autobiography Book
By Lulu Roman
England Media
274 Pages
ISBN:  978-0998636740

Buy this Book
Kitchen Komforts: Fabulous Comfort Food Recipes and Inspiring Short Stories to Nourish the Soul
By Lulu Roman
Cumberland House Publishing
210 Pages
ISBN:  978-1581823820

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  R-8015 A How Would I Know (DJ Copy-Stereo)
  R-8015 B How Would I Know (DJ Copy-Mono)
Rainbow Sound
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  R-5027 A One Day At A Time
  R-5027 B Come On Down
  R-8012 A Lulu's Testimony
  R-8012 A Love Lifted Me
  R-8012 B Lulu's Christian Radio Promo
  R-8012 B World Needs A Melody

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