Starring in over 200 TV Shows, 10 films, thousands of stage performances and over a decade of directing and writing

Misty Rowe is celebrating a landmark 50+ year career of music and laughter. She was a Hee Haw Honey for 19 years and the first actress to portray Marilyn Monroe in a film and a favorite Carhop on Happy Days.

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What do Minnie Pearl and Marilyn Monroe have in common?

They’ve both been portrayed by actress Misty Rowe.

Once the curtain went up on Misty’s career, the show has never stopped.

She was discovered by the famous voice actor and lecturer Noel Blanc, they remain close friends to this day. Together they are collaborating on her latest project, a children’s program, Misty’s Magical Mountaintop.

Misty is enjoying a diverse career that has spanned over 50 years with more than two hundred T.V. shows, thousands of stage performances, five series, ten films, and over a decade of directing and writing. She is a truly an accomplished and multitalented artist.  

Some of her great memories include the year she spent on Happy Days as Wendy, the car hop, where Ron Howard made his directing debut as well as auditioning for Mel Brooks and winning the role of Maid Marion, on the series, When Things Were Rotten, where she would play opposite Sid Caesar one week and Dudley Moore the next.

Another of her favorite memories was starring opposite Joe Namath in L’il Abner on a Nationwide tour. The shorts she wore as Daisy Mae in that production, she also wore on a poster that would sell over one million copies.

The hit of the Cannes Film Festival for three different years, and on the cover of numerous European magazines, she would meet Robin Leach, who guest starred twelve years later on Hee Haw, and sent her to Quebec to stay in a castle on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Oh yes, by the way, she was a regular on Hee Haw for nineteen years

Her last year on Hee Haw, tragedy struck, and Misty lost a child, followed by the death of her beloved drama coach, Stella Adler. A move to the East Coast to be with her husband and new baby girl, Dreama, ended in divorce.

Shortly thereafter, her strong foundation in comedy and talent, landed her the part of Louise in the National hit, Always…Patsy Cline, which she performed in Branson, Missouri, Albany, New York, Morgantown, West Virginia, and La Mirada, California, her home state and Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret, breaking all box offices records in their twenty year history.

As a result of her comedic work in Always…Patsy Cline, she has written a stand-up comedy act which she has performed at numerous clubs in New York City, including the world famous Caroline’s, Don’t Tell Mama and Stand-Up New York. She also made her Off-Broadway debut at the Tribeca Playhouse in the acclaimed (by the New York Times) play, Imagining Brad, co-starring in a gut-wrenching role wowing critics and fans alike. And if that’s not enough, she has put together her own one woman show, A Misty Christmas…Finally, A Fruitcake You’ll Like,  which premiered at the Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Misty Rowe’s Resume

Television

Hee Haw

Regular – 19 years

Gaylord Productions

Hee Haw Honeys

Regular

Yongstreet Productions

Joe’s World

Guest Star

NBC

Misty’s Magic Mootown

Star, Author

Children’s TV Pilot

Happy Days

Wendy the Car Hop

ABC

Mel Brooks’ When Things Were Rotten

Maid Marion

ABC

MacGyver

Co-Star

Henry Winkler-John Rich Productions

Airwolf

Guest Star

Don Belasario Productions

Silver Spoons

Guest Star

NBC

Fantasy Island

Guest Star – 4 episodes

ABC

Love Boat

Guest Star – 2 episodes

ABC

S.S.T. Death Flight

Co-Star with Billy Crystal

Movie Of The Week

Matt Houston

Guest Star with Sid Caesar

ABC

Last Precinct

Guest Star

Stephen J. Cannell Productions

Pretty Boy Floyd

Guest Star

Movie Of The Week

Misty’s Magical Mountaintop

Star, Author, Director

DVD

Kojak

Guest Star

CBS

Love American Style

Guest Star

ABC

FILM

Goodbye Norma Jean

Lead

Filmways

The Man with Bogart’s Face

Lead

20th Century Fox

National Lampoon’s Class Reunion

Co-star

20th Century Fox

A Pleasure Doing Business

Lead

20th Century Fox

Double Exposure

Co-Star

Grey Hill Productions

Meatballs II

Co-Star with John Laroquette

Tri-Star Productions

The Hitchhikers

Lead

Sebastion Films

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Cameo

E.K. Gaylord & Martin Poll Productions

Stage

Always . . . Patsy Cline

Co-Star, Director

  • American Music Theater, Lancaster, PA – 2019
  • Tobin Center, San Antonio, Texas – 2018
  • Historic Savannah Theater, Georgia – 2018
  • Sun City, Palm Desert, CA ~ 2008
  • Surflight Theatre, NJ ~ 2005
  • Franklin Southampton Concert Association ~ 2005
  • Tropicana Showroom-Largest Proscenium Theater in Atlantic City ~ 2003
  • The Majestic Theater at Dallas Performing Arts Center ~ 2001
  • Blowing Rock Theater NC ~ 2001
  • Hampton Summer Theater, NH ~ 2001
  • Fullerton Civic Light Opera, CA ~ 2000
  • Fullerton Civic Light Opera, CA ~ 2000
  • DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATER, Bridgeport, CT, ~ 1999 – 3 month run breaking Box Office Record for 20 years!
  • CAPITOL REP, ALBANY, NY. ~ 1997
  • West Virginia Performing Arts Center ~ 1998
  • YELLOW RIBBON THEATER, Branson, MO ~ 1996 – 3 month run

Imagining Brad

Lead

Tribecca Playhouse off Broadway

Groucho: A Life In Review

Lead with Gabe Kaplan

Sid Caesar Dinner Theater, NY

Lil’ Abner

Co-Star with Joe Namath

National Tour & St. Louis Muny

Pump Boys & Dinettes

Rhetta

Melody Top Theater

Damn Yankees

Lola

Granny’s Dinner Theater, Dallas TX

Lovers and Other Strangers

Lead

Hayloft Dinner Theater, TX

Glass Menagerie

Amanda

Fairmont Sate College,West Virginia

Chicago

Roxie Hart

Musical Showcase, NYC

A Misty Christmas

Lead, Author, Director

Claridge Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

Just Another Blonde

Star & Playwright

The Callboard Theater,
Beverly Hills, CA

Hee Haw Honey Reunion

Author, Director

  • Palm Desert, California
  • Big Bear Lake Performing Art Center, California
  • Magnolia Hall, SC

Donny Most and the Mostly Swing Orchestra

Special Guest

Sunrise Theater,
Southern Pines, NC

Commercials

Florigold Grapefruit

10 year run

Lincoln Mercury Bobcat

National

Rose Milk

National

Aurora Toys

National

Yellow Pages

National

Training

Stella Adler

20 years acting, script analysis

Great American Playwrights

Estelle Harmon

4 Years The Actors’ Workshop

Dance

Tap, Ballet, Jazz