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Rev Grady Lee Nutt
Birth: Sep. 2, 1934
Potter County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1982
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

Humorist, Television Personality, and Author. His humor revolved around rural Southern Protestantism and earned him the title as "The Prime Minister of Humor." While serving as a minister and seminary administrator, Nutt began accepting speaking engagements. His speeches were blended with humor, and he came to the attention of Ralph Edwards, the producer of the popular TV series Truth or Consequences and This Is Your Life. He was soon a semi-regular on The Mike Douglas Show. In 1979, he was added to the regular cast of Hee Haw, a position he held until his death. During his stint on Hee Haw, he was given 90 120 seconds in which he would do an improvisational routine. In 1981, he was cast as Rev. Grady Williams in a pilot for an NBC sitcom called The Grady Nutt Show. The episode dealt with Rev. Williams being called to preach the funeral of man disliked by the entire community, and dealing with his teenage daughter's foray into dating. The 30-minute pilot was broadcast on NBC, but had not yet been put into production as a series at the time of his death. During his career, he published several books, including The Gospel According to Norton and an autobiography entitled So Good, So Far; he also released several comedic records and one Southern Gospel album, Give the World A Smile. On November 23, 1982, following a speaking engagement in Cullman, Alabama, Nutt boarded a chartered flight. The plane crashed immediately after takeoff, killing Nutt, the pilot and copilot. The cause of the crash was undetermined; however, weather conditions (fog and rain) were cited as contributing factors in the accident. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
Family links: 
  Grady C. Nutt (1913 - 1980)
  Nellie May Gibson (1892 - 1974)
  Grady C. Nutt (1913 - 1980)**
  Nellie Doris Rickman Nutt (1914 - 2001)**
  Jesse Coleman Rickman (1927 - 1980)**
  Grady Lee Nutt (1934 - 1982)
  Donald Raymond Nutt (1937 - 1979)**
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Parks Chapel Cemetery
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Jul 27, 2010
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Rev Grady Lee Nutt
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Rev Grady Lee Nutt
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