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Old 03-15-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Question Penny Gilley

We just watched the Penny Gilley show on RFD and was wondering if she was any relation to Mickey? Has anyone gone to her show in Branson?
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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No, they are not related.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
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She is his second cousin by marriage. She has divorced her husband but kept the name because she had 3 daughters with Mickey's second cousin.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:48 AM   #4
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He has lots of famous cousins, doesn't he?
Yes he does. Jimmy Swaggart and Jerry Lee Lewis are both his first cousins. And if you remember, many years ago Jerry Lee married his first cousin. Caused quite an uproar.
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Sorry, guess I was wrong. I saw a segment on the news in Springfield about her and I recall her saying that she wasn't related to him. Maybe she meant that she wasn't a blood relative. Again, sorry that I was incorrect.
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His 14-year old first cousin, at that!
She was Jerry Lee's 3nd Cousin, Myra Brown.

Jerry Lee Lewis had already gone through two marriages by 1957; he'd married Jane Mitcham, his second, 23 days before his divorce from his
first wife, Dorothy Barton, was final.
On December 12, 1957, Jerry married his third cousin, Myra Gale Brown.
A lot of ink has been spilled about his close blood relationship with Myra,
and the fact that she was only thirteen and still believed in Santa Claus when the pair were married.

For a man from his time and place, however, marrying at thirteen
& marrying one's third cousin (twice removed) were both fairly
commonplace occurrances, although Lewis further complicated
matters by again marrying before the divorce from his second wife
was final.
http://oldies.about.com/od/rockabill...rryleemyra.htm
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:03 AM   #7
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Sorry, guess I was wrong. I saw a segment on the news in Springfield about her and I recall her saying that she wasn't related to him. Maybe she meant that she wasn't a blood relative. Again, sorry that I was incorrect.
NO YOU ARE CORRECT. She said on an interview by Mickey Gilley on her website that is is NOT any kin to Micky and then they go on and talk about how she was married to his second cousin BUT since she is divorced, they are NOT kin anymore and then in the past only by marriage (No blood kin).
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She was Jerry Lee's 3nd Cousin, Myra Brown.

Jerry Lee Lewis had already gone through two marriages by 1957; he'd married Jane Mitcham, his second, 23 days before his divorce from his
first wife, Dorothy Barton, was final.
On December 12, 1957, Jerry married his third cousin, Myra Gale Brown.
A lot of ink has been spilled about his close blood relationship with Myra,
and the fact that she was only thirteen and still believed in Santa Claus when the pair were married.

For a man from his time and place, however, marrying at thirteen
& marrying one's third cousin (twice removed) were both fairly
commonplace occurrances, although Lewis further complicated
matters by again marrying before the divorce from his second wife
was final.
http://oldies.about.com/od/rockabill...rryleemyra.htm
Couldn't have said it better Blaze. It was very commonplace at that time. She was the daughter of one of Lewis' band members.

There was not much said of or made of it until he took Myra with him to England (against his managements and others advice) They pretty much threw them out of the country, as they (Christian Preachers) didn't approve of it.(kind of hypacritical, don't you think!)


Back to topic. I don't think being 'married' to a second cousin of anyone makes you related to that person. It makes you married to a second cousin.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:40 AM   #9
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Just called me confused?
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:18 AM   #10
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RFD? has there been anything said about the RFD this year bringing in some name acts like last year? all i've seen on the web site is Penny Gilley the once former 2nd or 3rd cousin in law to Mickey Gilley.

i've got 2 weekends I can get away in early July and it might make a difference on some of these places like the GP or RFD were going to have any name acts, if so who, when where, on which of those weekends we picked. can't put it off much longer, just going to go ahead and get room reservations.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:49 PM   #11
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Penny Gilley and her band just got back from a Caribbean cruise gig. I heard she had 125 of her fans booked on that cruise from her Branson and RFD-TV network audiences. Penny's a class act. You're right, most of the discussion about her is focused on the "yes/no" relation to Mickey. You covered it pretty well. Haven't heard about national acts at the RFD Theater for the new season.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:15 PM   #12
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Penny Gilley

Thanks for all your info. I appreciate it.
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