Kay Baby Epperson

Kay Baby EppersonMiss Kay Baby Epperson has been quite a flamboyant patient through the years at Dr. Rick Coker’s Smile Studio. She breezed into the office that first time ready for a new smile. She had broken a tooth while participating in a church meeting and another of the committee members suggested she get to Tyler to see Dr. Coker right away.

What a fun gal! She wanted a bright white Hollywood smile to go with her charismatic personality. Every time she comes in she has a new story – whether it’s about meeting Elvis Presley in Las Vegas and cutting his hair for years or whether it’s about going to the “boats” for an afternoon of gambling.

Her latest stories have been about meeting Shirley MacLaine, Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey while filming the movie “Bernie.”

“Bernie” is a film directed by Richard Linklater about the actual murder of a wealthy 81-year-old widow by her 39-year-old assistant and former funeral home assistant director in Carthage, Texas. Kay Baby was one of a number of East Texans who got parts in the movie, most of them with no previous acting experience.

If you have a chance, get to the theater to see this film. If it doesn’t come to a theater near you, check it out on Netflix. You can read a more in-depth story about the film and Miss Kay Baby at Texas Monthly.