Rev Grady Lee Nutt

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Rev Grady Lee Nutt

Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Nov 1982 (aged 48)
Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, USA
Burial Fayette County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 55539812 · View Source
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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.

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