Country singer and actor Roy Clark's wife is Barbara Joyce Rupard, whom he married in 1957. The marriage was the second for both. They share four children together and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as of August 2015.Continue Reading
Clark was born in Meherrin, Virginia on April 15, 1933, but he grew up in Staten Island, New York and Washington, D.C. In 1955, he became a regular musician on Jimmy Dean's local TV program in D.C. before Dean fired him for tardiness. Shortly after, Clark married Barbara, and early in their marriage, Clark was so poor that he and Barbara drove around and stayed in cheap hotels to do small gigs and earn some money. When Dean hosted "The Tonight Show" in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, Dean asked Clark to play, introducing Clark to a national audience.
Clark hosted the TV variety program "Hee Haw," which went into long-term syndication. He is also a multiple awardee of the Country Music Awards and an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He won a Grammy award for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 1982 for "Alabama Jubilee."Learn more about Art & Literature