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Grandma Lee

Grandma Lee (1934–2020), America’s Got Talent finalist

by Kirk Fox

Grandma Lee was a comic who was an America’s Got Talent finalist in 2009. She started her stand-up comedy career in her 60s.  

  • Died: Friday, April 24, 2020. (Who else died on April 24?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 85 in Jacksonville, Florida.    
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Late Comic Career

Grandma Lee (Frances Lee Strong) started her comic career in her 60s after her husband passed away from cancer. She was known for her off-color humor. She reached the finals of America’s Got Talent in 2009, telling People magazine at the time, “All my material is based on the truth.” “I go up there and wing it. But I practiced it to myself. One of my sons will help and time me and say different things.” 

What they said about her

Full Obituary: People


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