Obituary of James Best


James Best

James Best (born on July 26th, 1926) was a TV-Actor who was best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the American TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard". James died on April 6th, 2015 and his death was from complications of pneumonia. He was 88 years old.

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    • Full Name: Best, James
    • Common Name: James Best
    • Birth Name: Jewel Franklin Guy
    • Gender: Male
    • Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, U.S.
    • Birth Date: July 26, 1926
    • Age: 88 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Jules Guy
    • Category/Genre: TV-Actor

    • Dead or Alive?: Dead
    • Nationality: American
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Dorothy Best (married 15 August 1986-1015, his death)
      • Jobee Ayers (married 1959-divorced 1977)
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Siblings:
    • Children:
      • Gary Best (son)
      • Janeen Best (daughter)
      • Jojami Best

Death Notice:

  • Date: April 06, 2015
  • Place: Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Complications of pneumonia

Claim to Fame:

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"Is he dead or alive? According to our records, Mr. Best is Dead."

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