Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation celebrates comedienne's birthday - WSMV News 4

Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation celebrates comedienne's 99th birthday

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"Howdeeeee!" Minnie Pearl fans remember that famous greeting from the beloved comedienne who always wore a hat with the price tags still attached.

The Grand Ole Opry Star would have turned 99 Tuesday.

The organization that bears her name, The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, is celebrating Monday night at the Ryman Auditorium.

The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. to honor Minnie's spirit of compassion, joy, and humor.

Foundation organizers say they will also reveal some of their plans for next year's celebration.

Next year, 2012, will mark the 25th anniversary of The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Minnie's 100th birthday.

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