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Paula Deen

AKA Paula Ann Hiers

Born: 19-Jan-1947
Birthplace: Albany, GA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chef

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Paula's Home Cooking

Operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her two sons.

Dismissed from the Food Network because of her use of the N-word.[1]

[1] According to court documents, when asked what the servers should wear for her brother Bubba Hiers' 2007 wedding, she replied: "Well what I would really like is a bunch of little niggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn't it? But we can't do that because the media would be on me about that." Quoted by RadarOnline, 6 March 2012.

Husband: Jimmy Deen (m. 1965, div. 1989, two sons)
Son: Jamie Deen (chef, b. 29-Jun-1967)
Son: Bobby Deen (chef, b. 28-Apr-1970)
Husband: Michael Anthony Groover (m. 6-Mar-2004)

    High School: Albany High School, Albany, GA (1965)

    Endorsement of Novo Nordisk (2012-)
    Risk Factors: Agoraphobia, Diabetes

    Food Network (1999-2013)

    Elizabethtown (4-Sep-2005) · Aunt Dora

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Author of books:
The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook (1998)
The Lady & Sons, Too! A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah (2001)
The Lady & Sons Just Desserts: More than 120 Sweet Temptations from Savannah's Favorite Restaurant (2002)
Paula Deen & Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style (2005)
Paula Deen Celebrates! (2006)
Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin' (2007, memoir, with Sherry Suib Cohen)

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