Jeanne Robertson Profile
Jeanne Robertson was an American humorist, motivational speaker, former Miss North Carolina, and physical education teacher. She was named Miss North Carolina in 1963, at age 19, and went on to be named Miss Congeniality in that year’s Miss America competition. Robertson credits her reign as the catalyst for her career.
Jeanne Robertson Career
The late Robertson was a humorist, motivational speaker, former Miss North Carolina, and physical education teacher who taught physical education for eight years in North Carolina. Although she started her public speaking career with her pageant title, she has achieved much more national attention as a humorist and speaker. Her anecdotes have been broadcast regularly on satellite radio comedy channels such as XM Radio’s Laugh USA, Sirius Radio’s Blue Collar Comedy, and its Family Comedy Channel and Laugh Break.
Robertson’s popularity soared, however, in 2009 after a handful of humorous clips from her talks became viral videos. She distinguishes between a humorist, which she considers herself, and a comedian, stating, “The humorist weaves the longer stories with a point. We don’t go ‘after’ anybody. I’m telling my life.”
She was designated a Certified Speaking Professional in 1980 by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and served as the association’s president in 1985. Robertson is also an award-winning Toastmaster. She spoke at the White House on April 29, 2008, for National Volunteer Week to honor the 1,300 volunteers who donate time to work at the White House.
Following her Miss North Carolina reign, she used the scholarship funds to fund her college education at Auburn University, where she majored in physical education. There she joined Alpha Gamma Delta and played on its basketball team, graduating in 1967.
Jeanne Robertson Age
Robertson was born Jeanne Swanner Robertson on September 21, 1943, in the United States. She passed away on August 21, 2021, at the age of 77.
Quick Facts About Jeanne Robertson
|Age||78 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
Jeanne Robertson Height
Robertson stood at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Jeanne Robertson Family
Robertson grew up in Graham, North Carolina, one of three daughters. She was two sisters named Katherine and Andrea who are shorter than her. Robertson was an avid basketball player.
Jeanne Robertson Husband and Son
Robertson was married to Jerry Robertson, a graduate of Duke University. He received his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of North Carolina. Robertson has a son from her first marriage, Bailey “Beaver” Bowline, who is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall. He is a 1989 graduate of Elon University, where his mother is a trustee. He is married to Dayna and the couple has two sons, Ryder and Gray.
Jeanne Robertson Net Worth
Robertson had an estimated net worth of $8 Million which she has earned through her career as a humorist and motivational speaker.
Jeanne Robertson Death
Robertson passed on at her home in Burlington, North Carolina on August 21, 2021, at age 77. Before she died, all of her future engagements had been canceled because her health was not good. It was also publicized and cleared that she did not succumb to Covid-19.
Jeanne Robertson Books
- Humor: The Magic of Genie: Seven Potions for Developing a Sense of Humor (1989)
- Mayberry Humor Across the USA (1995)
- Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away (1998)
Jeanne Robertson Songs
- A Mother’s Revenge – Red Porsche
- The Toothpick Man – Huh
- Baton Story
- The Great Marmot Standoff
- Don’t Snap An Elephant To A Tree
- A penny for your thoughts
- Don’t Go To Vegas Without A Baptist
- Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store
- Special Delivery To Cowpens
- “Bestest” friend – ring guards
- Would You Like Some Grey Poupon?
- Don’t Forget Your Sister’s Birthday
- Don’t Ask, He’ll Tell
- Grandma Freddie’s Trip To The Holy Land
- 5.3 seconds
- We Don’t Sell Vanilla Milkshakes!
- Don’t Mess With Teenage Hussies
- Hiring Toni
- A Magnetic Personality