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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.
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.
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