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Miss Lillian the Chicken Spirit Lady
March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Connie is an accomplished actress, singer, impressionist, comedienne, entertainer and writer.
Starting in 2004, she became “Miss Lillian” at Miss Lillian’s Chicken House in Dollywood, Pigeon
Forge, TN. She is hostess and entertainer to thousands of “chickenettes” each week, playing her
banjo-uke and writing songs “on the fly” about guests. She also gives out “magic pennies” which can
be used to make wishes in her wishing well just outside the front door of the Chicken House. Make
sure to crow real loud so she’ll “fly a biscuit” to you!
Connie began her career at the age of one in Jackson, Tennessee on her mother’s “Cousin Tuny
Television Show” in the days of live TV. She attained a BFA in Theatre Performance at Memphis State
University and received an apprenticeship at the renowned Actors Theatre of Louisville Regional
Theatre Company. Since then she has played parts ranging from Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West,
Dolly Parton, Shirley Temple and Carol Channing to Betty Boop – along with various other voices she
portrays in her other one-woman show ‘CONNIE & COMPANY’.
From the female lead in the Ray Stevens movie, ‘Get Serious’, to playing a ‘Judy’ look-alike in the
film “Finding Graceland” with Harvey Keitel and Bridget Fonda, to numerous TV and radio commercials,
as in TNN’s ‘Dot Com’ Character (promoting their web-site), her growing career has taken her to
headlining in Tokyo, Japan and Cruise Ships, to Walt Disney World and Opryland Productions, including
“The Game Show” with Bob Eubanks.
She also grew up performing for Special Children on the West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Telethon with
her mom and the late great Carl Perkins – all of which has developed her versatility, and most
important, her heartfelt love and joy for her work.
If you went to the movies in the 70’s and 80’s, you’ve heard Connie perform. She provided the voices
for the mother and baby penguins in the concession stand advertisement “Snack Canyon.” Many theater-
goers remember saying, “Sprite, please” along with the baby penguin.
“My Dream is to Be & Bring as much Pure Light, Love & Inspiration as possible through my work,
inspiring the children of the world and the Child Within Us All” 🙂