Jim Nabors

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Jim Nabors
Barbara McNair Jim Nabors 1970 (cropped).JPG
Nabors in 1970
Born James Thurston Nabors
(1930-06-12)June 12, 1930
Sylacauga, Alabama, U.S.
Died November 30, 2017(2017-11-30) (aged 87)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Alabama
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1954–2017
Known for Portraying Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Spouse(s) Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–17)
Website jimnabors.com

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]

Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama on June 12, 1930. Nabors was educated at the University of Alabama.

There was a rumor that Nabors was married to Rock Hudson, the rumor was later denied.[1] Nabors only said that he and Hudson were only "special friends."

Since 1975, Nabors lived with his partner Stan Cadwallader in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2] A month after same-sex marriage became legal, Nabors married Cadwallader on January 29, 2013.[3][4][5] In the early morning of November 30, 2017, Nabors died peacefully at his home in Honolulu.[6][7] He was 87 years old.

Television works[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
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)[8]
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.[9]
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)[10]
1986 Return to Mayberry Gomer Pyle Television movie

Movie works[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Deputy Fred movie debut
1983 Stroker Ace Lugs Harvey Won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role.[11]
1984 Cannonball Run II Pvt. Homer Lyle

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