Obituary of James Best

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James Best

James Best (born July 26th, 1926 in Powderly, Kentucky) 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 passed away at 88 years old.

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James Best Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Best, James
    • Common Name: James Best
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
    • Birth Date: July 26, 1926
    • Age: 88 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Jules Guy
    • Occupation: TV Actor

    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Ore-Ida French Fries
    • Favorite Color: Yellow (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    James's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Jewel Franklin Guy
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Dorothy Best (married 15 August 1986-1015, his death)
      • Jobee Ayers (married 1959-divorced 1977)
    • Son(s):
      • Gary Best
    • Daughter(s):
      • Janeen Best
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Death Notice:

  • Date: April 06, 2015
  • Place: Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia (related complications)
  • Interment: Unknown

Category Tags:

TV ActorAmerican Born on July 26th Born in 1926 Born in KentuckyDied in 2015Died from Pneumonia

Quotable Quotes:

"If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key."

"[on Norman Lloyd turning 100 in 2014] I had the honor to have been directed by Norman in [The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Jar (1964)]. Having worked with hundreds of directors in my career, I found very few that had Norman's qualities. He was most kind, gracious and patient with his actors. He is in all respects a complete gentleman in his personal life and I found it a genuine pleasure just to be in the presence of such a talented man. I am also doubly honored to consider him my friend. We are so blessed to have such a man among us for so long." (IMDB)

"Say "hello" to my little friend!"

"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

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James Best @ IMDB

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