James Best

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James Best
James Best Frontier Return of Jubal Dolan.JPG
Best appeared twice on NBC's western television series, Frontier.
BornJules Guy
(1926-07-26)July 26, 1926
Powderly, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2015(2015-04-06) (aged 88)
Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.
ResidenceLake Murray, South Carolina
OccupationMovie, television, voice actor, artist, acting coach, college professor, singer and songwriter, guitarist
Years active1950–2015
Spouse(s)(1) Missing
(2) Jobee Ayers (married, 1959-1977, divorced)
(3) Dorothy Best (1986-2015)
ChildrenGary, Janeen, and Jojami Best

James Best (July 26, 1926 – April 6, 2015) was an American actor.[1] He is best known for his starring role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He has also worked as an acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician.

Best died on April 6, 2015, in Hickory, North Carolina from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stories of the Century: "Little Britches", June 17, 1954". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88

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