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Junior Samples
Birth: Apr. 10, 1926
Death: Nov. 13, 1983

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. (bio by: Bigwoo) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Sawnee View Gardens
Forsyth County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Near a large cross
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 12, 1999
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