Tammy Faye Messner

Tammy Faye Bakker was a national icon, best known for dabbing at mascara-tinted tears while then-husband Jim Bakker prayed for sinners on the PTL (Praise the Lord) Network, one of the nation's first and most successful television ministries for more than two decades. Tammy Faye divorced Jim Bakker while he was in prison and married construction magnate Roe Messner. She died July 20, 2007, at the age of 65.

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Amy Schumer Left Hanging in Spider-Man Cosplay as Oscars Hosts Dress as Favorite Movie Characters
Schumer's co-hosts Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes also paid homage to Tammy Faye Messner and Venus and Serena Williams' father, Richard Williams, Tammy Faye during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony
Jessica Chastain Shares Reaction to Winning Critics Choice Award: 'Out of My Mind with Happiness'
Jessica Chastain also won the SAG Award and is nominated for an Oscar for The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Jessica Chastain Brings AIDS Activist from 1985 Tammy Faye Bakker Interview to Oscars Luncheon
Jessica Chastain is nominated for playing televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, who famously interviewed AIDS activist and pastor Steve Pieters on her Christian network in 1985
Jessica Chastain Is 'Completely Stunned' to Win Best Actress SAG Award for The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Jessica Chastain won the outstanding actress in a lead role award at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Tammy Faye Messner's Daughter 'Was Not Happy' About The Eyes of Tammy Faye Film: 'Here We Go Again'
Tammy Sue Bakker-Chapman eventually became a part of the project when star Jessica Chastain asked her to record a song for the movie
AIDS Activist Remembers His Landmark Interview with Tammy Faye: 'I Was Struck By Her Compassion'
The new movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye recounts the landmark 1985 interview Tammy Faye Bakker did with Steve Pieters, who was undergoing treatment for AIDS, on her PTL network
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Gaunt and short of breath, Messner says she tells God her life is in His hands