Colonel Sanders' copycat, Duncan Hines' double

Two impersonators share their craft

C.J. Sizemore as Colonel Harland Sanders (left) at a KFC in Harrisburg, Illinois/ Provided
C.J. Sizemore as Colonel Harland Sanders (left) at a KFC in Harrisburg, Illinois/ Provided
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Food lovers may swap recipes and restaurant suggestions, but few of them have a favorite culinary impersonator, perhaps because professional mimics don’t know enough about bygone kitchen figures to do them justice. But C.J. Sizemore has spent decades playing Colonel Harland Sanders, while Jeff Moore recently perfected his portrayal of Bowling Green native Duncan Hines for the city’s Duncan Hines Days festival. They recently joined The Food Section for a Zoom discussion of what they do and how they do it.


Hanna Raskin: It’s so neat to have two great Kentucky food folks—or at least people very familiar with them—here today. As a person who covers Southern food, I of course respect Duncan Hines as a food writer, and Harland Sanders as a fried chicken expert.

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