James Thurston Nabors
June 12, 1930
|Died||November 30, 2017 (aged 87)|
|Alma mater||University of Alabama|
|Known for||Portraying Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.|
Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–2017)
James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American singer, television, and movie actor. He was best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on the TV programs The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors was the host of two programs. They were The Jim Nabors Hour and The Jim Nabors Show.
Nabors was also a guest star in The Steve Allen Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Muppet Show and The Carol Burnett Show. He won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role as Lugs Harvey in the movie Stroker Ace.
Life[change | change source]
Since 1975, Nabors lived with his partner Stan Cadwallader in Honolulu, Hawaii. A month after same-sex marriage became legal, Nabors married Cadwallader on January 29, 2013. In the early morning of November 30, 2017, Nabors died peacefully at his home in Honolulu. He was 87 years old.
Television works[change | change source]
|1961||The Steve Allen Show||Himself|
|1963||The Danny Kaye Show||Himself|
|1962–1964||The Andy Griffith Show||Gomer Pyle||27 episodes|
|1964–1969||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||Gomer Pyle|
|1966||The Lucy Show||Pvt. Gomer Pyle||One-shot role|
|1969||The Jim Nabors Hour||Himself (host)||Was nominated for a Golden Globe (Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy)|
|1976||The Carol Burnett Show||Himself|
|The Lost Saucer||Fum|
|The Muppet Show||Himself||Episode number 1.06 originally aired September 27, in New York, and October 2, in L.A.|
|1978||The Jim Nabors Show||Himself (host)||Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award (for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series)|
|1986||Return to Mayberry||Gomer Pyle||Television movie|
Movie works[change | change source]
|1982||The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||Deputy Fred||movie debut|
|1983||Stroker Ace||Lugs Harvey||Won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role.|
|1984||Cannonball Run II||Pvt. Homer Lyle|
References[change | change source]
- "Good Nabors Policy". Snopes.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "Hawaii crowd celebrates Jim 'Gomer Pyle' Nabors' 85th birthday". The Salt Lake Tribune. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Actor Jim Nabors marries his longtime male partner". www.hawaiinewsnow.com.
- http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/01/gomer-pyle-usmc-star-jim-nabors-marries-female-partner-in-seattle/[permanent dead link]
- "Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle - AP State - MyNorthwest.com". Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- "Jim Nabors, the Cheerful Gomer Pyle on Two TV Series, Dies at 87". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- Staff, HNN. "TV legend and longtime Hawaii resident Jim Nabors dies at 87". Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "Jim Nabors Awards". Allmovie. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved December 27, 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "Muppet Central Guides – The Muppet Show: Jim Nabors". Retrieved October 15, 2009.
- "Daytime Emmy Awards: 1978". IMDB. Retrieved December 30, 2008.[permanent dead link]
- Wilson, John (August 23, 2000). "1983 Raspberry Awards". Razzies.com. Golden Raspberry Awards. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2008.