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Mpls Theater Celebrates TV Icon Tammy Faye Bakker

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Load up on your mascara: the Minneapolis theater where televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were wed 50 years ago is planning a party.

The Loring Theater will celebrate “Where Tammy Tied the Knot” on April 1. There will be a screening of the documentary “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a “Tammy Talk” symposium and a 1960s themed wedding reception.

On April 1, 1961, Jim and the mascara-loving Tammy Faye Bakker were married at the Loring, then owned by the Evangelical Association.

The couple went on to host television’s “The PTL Club.” But their empire collapsed in the 1980s when Jim Bakker went to prison for fraud after a sex scandal. The couple divorced and Tammy Faye remarried. She died of cancer in 2007.

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