He's been a professional boxer, a television actor, owned race horses, flown with the Blue Angels and hosted "The Tonight Show". He's performed with many of the biggest stars in show business and sold millions of records. For the last half-century he's been one of America's favorite entertainers and since the mid-1970s he's called Tulsa home.
He's ROY CLARK and he talks to Dick Pryor about his remarkable career, his music, and of course, his "pickin' and grinnin'" on "Hee-Haw". A natural close and musician, Roy tells about his professional successes even as he struggled with personal setbacks and the sacrifices of life on the road. He hit the national stage at only 17 years old when he won the USA Banjo Championship and a chance to play at the Grand Old Opry.
Talent, perseverance and a little luck finally started to pay off by the early 1960s as national audiences fell in love with Roy's fast playing, quick wit and folksy charm. It's an amazing story - told by Roy Clark himself on "A Conversation With... Roy Clark" Thursday, March 26 at 7pm on OETA.
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