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Tammy Faye Bakker

Tamara Faye "Tammy" Messner (née LaValley; March 7, 1942 – July 20, 2007), formerly Tammy Faye Bakker, was an American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality. She initially gained notice for her work with The PTL Club, a televangelist program she co-founded with her husband Jim Bakker in 1974. Prior to founding The PTL Club, they had hosted their own puppet show series for local programming in Minnesota in the early 1970s, and Messner also had a career as a recording artist. In 1978, she and Bakker built Heritage USA, a Christian theme park. Messner would garner significant publicity when Jim Bakker was indicted, convicted, and imprisoned on numerous counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1989, resulting in the dissolution of The PTL Club. After divorcing Bakker in 1992, she remarried to Roe Messner. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996, of which she suffered intermittently for over a decade before dying of the disease in 2007. Over the course of her career, Messner was noted for her eccentric and glamorous persona, as well as for her moral views that diverged from those of many mainstream Evangelists, particularly her acceptance of the LGBT community and reaching out to HIV/AIDS patients at the height of the AIDS epidemic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mar 7, 1942 In International Falls, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Roseanne 1988-10-18
Latest Project:
Series The PTL Club 2022
Known For
Poster of The Surreal Life
Poster of Marilyn Manson - Guns, God and Government World Tour
Poster of Where Are They Now?
Poster of The Drew Carey Show
Series The PTL Club Herself - Host 2022
Movie The Front Runner Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-11-06
Series The Surreal Life Unknown 2003-01-09
Movie Windy City Heat Herself 2003-10-12
Movie Marilyn Manson - Guns, God and Government World Tour Himself 2002-10-29
Movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye Herself 2000-01-25
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
Movie Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-07-18
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18