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Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors
Birth name James Thurston Nabors
Born June 12, 1930 (1930-06-12) (age 77)
Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
Other name(s) Jim Nabors
Official site www.jimnabors.com
Jim Nabors on The Muppet Show

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama to Fred and Mavis Nabors), is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He is best known for his portrayal of the good-hearted but na├»ve Gomer Pyle on two highly successful 1960s sitcoms, The Andy Griffith Show and its spinoff Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. Given his goofy demeanor and high-pitched voice on both Andy Griffith and Gomer Pyle, it was surprising to many when he revealed a strong baritone singing voice and turned it into a successful recording career. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County, Alabama. ... Image File history File links Jim Nabors on the Muppet Shows (Season 1, Episode 6). ... Image File history File links Jim Nabors on the Muppet Shows (Season 1, Episode 6). ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County, Alabama. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show Gomer Pyle was the simple-minded gas station attendant and later auto mechanic in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, played by Jim Nabors. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964 to May 2, 1969. ... ű For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ...


Nabors graduated from the University of Alabama. The actor who played Nabors' TV cousin Goober (George Lindsey) is also from Alabama. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... George Lindsey (born December 17, 1935) is an American character actor. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Nabors was also a popular guest on variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s, including two of his own (1969 and 1974). He was a favorite guest on The Carol Burnett Show and The Muppet Show, and made a couple of guest appearances in the early 1970's on Sesame Street, one in which he sang the alphabet song and another, similar one in which he sang-counted to twenty. Carol Burnett considered Nabors her lucky charm, and he was always the first guest on every new season of her show. Burnett and Nabors have long been close friends with both owning homes in Hawaii (Nabors is still a resident while Burnett's tenure was from 1975-1990. Comedian Minnie Pearl looked on Nabors as a surrogate son, and he often vacationed with her and her husband. A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The original cast in 1967. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is a five-time Golden Globe winning American actress and comedienne. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Minnie Pearl was the stage name of Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 - March 4, 1996). ...


After allegedly contracting hepatitis after accidentally cutting his face and making himself a "bloody mess" while attempting to shave with a straight razor in India, Nabors received a liver transplant in 1994. He performs occasionally, although he prefers to operate his macadamia nut plantation in Hawaii, where he also grows tropical flowers.[1] Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... For the bird, see Liver bird. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Species Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia tetraphylla The macadamia nut is the fruit of a tree native to the east coast of Australia. ...

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Acting career

Jim got his start in television using his hillbilly skits and operatic singing on "The Steve Allen Show", where he became a regular during the final season. He performed in live venues until Andy Griffith saw his act at The Horn in Santa Monica, California, and invited him to audition for The Andy Griffith Show.[1], where he won the role of Gomer Pyle. Gomer became loved by millions as the down-to-earth, honest almost to a fault, bumbling good-natured gas-station attendant. In 1964, his character was spun off into his own series, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.", which ran until 1969.[2] According to producer Aaron Ruben, the show was loosely based on the same premise as "No Time for Sergeants," in which Andy Griffith had starred on Broadway years earlier. Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964 to May 2, 1969. ... Aaron Ruben (1926 - 2006) was an American TV show director known for The Andy Griffith Show (1960) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964) and Sanford and Son (1972). ...


Nabors starred with Ruth Buzzi in The Lost Saucer produced by Sid and Marty Krofft which aired September 6, 1975. Ruth Buzzi (July 24, 1936—) is an American actress and comedienne of theatre, film, and television. ... The Lost Saucer was a television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in 1975 and 1976, consisting of sixteen 30-minute episodes. ... Sid and Marty Krofft are a sibling team of prolific television producers who were influential in childrens television and variety show programs, particularly throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Actor Burt Reynolds used Nabors in a number of his movies during the 1980s, including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" with Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, "Stroker Ace" with Reynolds and Loni Anderson and a cameo role in "The Cannonball Run II.[1] Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress, best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and as a former wife of Burt Reynolds (from 1988 to 1993). ...


From 1997-2006, Nabors starred in "A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors", a live production at the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Produced by Burton White, Nabors completely donated his time and talents in the production which featured, during its run, local and national artists including Karen Keawehawaii, Emma Veary, Jimmy Borges, Frank Delima, Philip Huber & the Huber Marionettes, the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars, Halau Hula O Kawailiula, Hula Hui O Nuuanu YMCA, the Company Singers, and the Hawaii Theatre Orchestra and Honolulu Symphony under the baton of Matt Catingub. The show ran forty performances over a decade and was directed by Tom Hansen until his death in 2006. The final performance run, in 2006, was directed by John Rampage and dedicated to Hansen.[3] Completed in 1922, the Hawaii Theatre is considered the premier example of Hawaiian art deco. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ...


His stage career began as Harold Hill in "The Music Man" with Florence Henderson at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre.[1] This article is about the stage musical. ... Florence Agnes Henderson (b. ...


Singing career

Nabors has recorded twenty eight albums and numerous singles and has garnered five gold and one platinum record.[1]


Since 1972, Nabors has sung "Back Home Again in Indiana" 29 times during pre-race ceremonies for the Indianapolis 500 including performances each year from 1987 to 2006. An illness kept him from performing the song in 2007. Instead, the Purdue University Marching Band performed the song that year with race fans encouraged to sing along. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Back Home Again in Indiana was originally composed by Ballard MacDonald and James Hanley in 1917. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... Purdue redirects here. ...


Albums

  • Shazam
  • Jim Nabors Sings
  • By Request
  • The Things I Love
  • Jim Nabors Christmas Album. Gold
  • Kiss Me Goodbye
  • Jim Nabors Sings The Lord's Prayer Gold
  • Galveston
  • The Jim Nabors Hour
  • Everything is Beautiful
  • Somewhere My Love
  • Jim Nabors, For The Good Times
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night
  • Jim Nabors / The Way Of Love
  • The Man of La Mancha
  • Jim Nabors / The Twelfth of Never
  • Old Time Religion
  • Jim Nabors Sings Love Me With All Your Heart Gold
  • Christmas Again
  • The Heart Touching Magic Of Jim Nabors Platinum
  • 16 Most Requested Songs
  • Best Of Jim Nabors
  • Precious Memories
  • Songs Of Inspiration
  • Christmas With Jim Nabors
  • Magic Moods
  • Favorite Hymns
  • Hymns and Country
  • Sincerely / Town And Country
  • The Country Side Of Jim Nabors
  • The Golden Voice Of Jim Nabors
  • When He Spoke

Singles

  • God Bless America
  • I'll Begin Again / Louisiana Lady
  • Love Me With All Your Heart
  • Tomorrow Never Comes / It's My Life
  • I Was A King At Jesus ' Birth/O Holy Night
  • It's My Life / Young Hearts, Young Hands
  • Impossible Dream / Time After Time
  • I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind / To Give
  • White Christmas / In A Humble Place
  • You Know You Don't Want Me / It Hurts To Say Goodbye
  • You're Gonna Hear From Me
  • Love Me With All Your Heart / Rock a Bye Baby With A Dixie Melody
  • You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  • Shazam / Old Blue
  • The End (At the End of the Rainbow) / It Won't Hurt To Try Again

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Honors

  • In 1991, his long and successful portrayal of Gomer Pyle earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1]
  • Jim Nabors was honored on Friday, January 19, 2007 at "A Night of American Heroes," along with U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. It was a patriotic musical salute to recognize individuals who epitomize the ideals of American heroism and values. The event benefited the restoration and maintenance of the "Mighty Mo," the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor.[3]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f http://www.jimnabors.com/history.html
  2. ^ Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
  3. ^ a b http://www.jimnabors.com/tour.html
  4. ^ http://www.jimnabors.com/discography.html

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964 to May 2, 1969. ...

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Jim Nabors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (341 words)
James "Jim" Thurston Nabors (born June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama) is an American actor, singer, and comedian.
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Jim Nabors received honors from Alabama University on September 2, 2006, before the football team was to play the University of Hawai'i.
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