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 Junior Samples

Junior Samples

Original Name Alvin Monroe
Birth
Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Nov 1983 (aged 57)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
Plot Near a large cross in the Garden of Devotion
Memorial ID 5414 · View Source
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Comedian. He was born Alvin Samples Jr. in Cumming Georgia. He made his living as a farmer, sawmill worker, stock car driver and carpenter and did not enter show business until age 40. He was discovered after a story he told about catching a record-setting fish was recorded by a Game Commission investigator and played on the radio. The recording was developed into an album and became a best-seller. In 1969 he was asked to join the cast of the country variety show “Hee-Haw." He developed a character made famous by his bumbling delivery often forgetting lines and messing up jokes. His most famous role was a used car salesman inviting potential customers to call his phone number, “BR-549.” He released several other comedy albums and was twice nominated as “Comedian of the Year” by the Country Music Association. He remained a star on Hee-Haw until he died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-seven.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Junior Samples (10 Aug 1926–13 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5414, citing Sawnee View Gardens and Mausoleum, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .