Who is Barbara Joyce Rupard?
As with many people who rose to the spotlight due to their romantic union with a famous person, Barbara Joyce Rupard is widely known for being the wife of Roy Clark. Roy Clark was an American musician and singer known for hosting the high-grossing country variety show, “Hee Haw.” He hosted this hit show for close to three decades; between 1967 and 1997. Sadly, Roy has died, he died on November 15, 2018. Born on April 15, 1933, he was aged 85.
In this post, I would write facts about Barbara Joyce Rupard and other interesting things you may not have known about her. Before I continue, let’s take a quick look at her profile summary.
|Name||Barbara Joyce Rupard|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Children||Dr. Michael Meyer, Roy Clark II, Diane Stewart, Terry Lee Meyer & Susan Mosier.|
|Know For||Being Roy Clark’s Wife|
Barbara Joyce Rupard Biography
No reports have confirmed Barbara Joyce Rupard’s exact date of birth. Yet, reports say she was born in the United States of America. She holds American citizenship by birth and she’s White-American. She has a white skin color, a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes, and short gray-blonde hair.
As with information about most of her life, traces of Barbara Joyce’s early life are obscure. Her family, height & weight parameters, educational background, and career portfolio are also very important information about her life she has kept away from the public prying eyes.
Barbara Joyce Rupard Marriage, Children
Barbara was married to only Roy Clark, until his death. Before Barbara Joyce, Roy Linwood Clark was married to a yet-to-be-named lady, whom he married in 1950 when he was 17. Joyce’s husband told PBS in a 2016 interview that he worked in a drive-in restaurant as a carhop and a waiter during those years. But, later returned back to music in his 20s. Roy and his first wife were married for about seven years until he tied the knot with Barbara at a private wedding party that was held on August 31, 1957. Around those years, Joyce’s husband said they didn’t have extra money, so stayed in cheap hotels while he continued building his career. However, he started gaining media attention after he made an appearance on the series of widely-watched late-night talk/variety programs hosted by Johnny Carson, “The Tonight show.”
And, because Roy got married when he barely had enough, Joyce Rupard’s husband admitted that Joyce was as responsible for success in the entertainment industry as anyone else. Admiring his wife’s support over the years, Roy Clark said in a 2004 interview with the Toledo Blade media outlet, thus;
“She is as much responsible for this than anyone else. In 1960, it was just her and I on the road. She’d drive to one engagement and I’d sleep. Then I’d do my thing while she would sleep. We were on the road for 347 days that first year… My wife teases me because when I come back from a long trip, I have this guitar next to this chair I relax in and I’ll grab it and start to strum it. She’ll say ‘Don’t you ever get tired?’ And I’ll say, ‘No, I never get tired of music.’”
Barbara and her husband, Roy Clark, were married until Roy’s death on November 15, 2018. They were married for about six decades, and have five children;
- Dr. Michael Meyer
- Roy Clark II
- Diane Stewart
- Terry Lee Meyer
- Susan Mosier
They built a home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they lived most years of their lives as a family. To monumentalize, an elementary school, “Roy Clark Elementary School,” was named after Roy’s full name to honor him in 1978.
Barbara Joyce Rupard Husband’s Death
Barbara’s husband was born Roy Linwood Clark on April 15, 1933, in Meherrin, Virginia, in the United States of America. He died on November 15, 2018, at the age of 85 at his family house in Tulsa, Oklahoma following complications linked to pneumonia.
He started his career in the entertainment industry in 1947 at fourteen, and was also a known guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player, apart from being a known singer and musician. He has specialties in bluegrass, country music, pop, and Latin music. Whilst he lived and his career lasted, it is glaring that Joyce Rupard’s husband contributed a great deal of widespread attention to the American music business. Even so, he was purportedly recognized as one of the highest-paid country concert stars from 1969 to 1971. He is a one-time Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year awardee. Roy Clark also won the U.S. National Banjo championships awards twice, between 1951 and 1952.
Barbara Joyce Rupard Net worth
Barbara Joyce Rupard does not have an estimated net worth, the reason being that she lives a private life. However, her husband, Roy Linwood Clark, had an estimated net worth of about $10 million at the time of his death in 2018. Without a doubt, Barbara Joyce is assigned as a part-recipient of Roy’s fortune upon his death. She currently resides in their Tulsa, Oklahoma home and living her best life.
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