- Name: Jim Nabors
- Age at Death: 87 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $15 Million
- Status: Deceased
Jim Nabors was an American actor and singer. He starred as “Gomer Pyle” on The Andy Griffith Show (1962-64) and on the spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-69). His credits include The Jim Nabors Hour, The Lost Saucer, and the films Stroker Ace (1983) and Cannonball Run II (1984). He recorded more than 25 albums, including The Heart Touching Magic of Jim Nabors (1980). James Thurston Nabors was born on June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama. He suffered from severe asthma as a child. His parents were Fred and Mavis. He had two sisters, Freddie Mae and Ruth. Nabors attended Sylacauga High School followed by the University of Alabama. He graduated with a BS degree in business administration.
Nabors made his acting debut in a Greek skit show for his fraternity Delta Tau Delta. After college he moved to New York City to work as a typist for the United Nations. He worked as a film cutter in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later for NBC in Los Angeles, California. In 1961, Nabors made his television debut on ‘The Steve Allen Show’ with the help of Bill Dana. Other early television appearances include ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ and ‘The Danny Kaye Show’. He had an uncredited role in the comedy film Take Her, She’s Mine (1963) starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee.
Nabors auditioned and landed his breakout role as “Gomer Pyle” on The Andy Griffith Show. He appeared in 23 episodes from 1962 to 1964. The role of Gomer Pyle was reprised in the CBS spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-69), and in the TV film, Return to Mayberry (1986). Nabors hosted his own variety series The Jim Nabors Hour (1969-71). It earned him a Daytime Emmy award nomination. He starred as “Fum” opposite Ruth Buzzi on the ABC series The Lost Saucer (1976). His television credits also include The Carol Burnett Show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, and The Love Boat. Nabors had a supporting role in the film, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. He appeared in two more films with Reynolds, Stroker Ace (1983) and Cannonball Run II (1984). Nabors was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991. He was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame in 2006.
In addition to acting, Nabors was a singer and performer. He was known for his rich baritone voice. He started out singing in high school and at his local church. He also experimented with the clarinet. Nabors released more than 25 studio albums and numerous singles. His discography includes Jim Nabors Sings the Lord’s Prayer (1968), The Heart Touching Magic of Jim Nabors (1980), Jim Nabors Christmas Album (1990) and The Best of Jim Nabors (1992). He performed the song “Back Home Again in Indiana” for more than 30 years during the opening ceremony of the Indianapolis 500. His final performance for event was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014.PERSONAL
Jim Nabors died on November 30, 2017 at the age of 87. His official cause of death was not disclosed. However, the actor underwent a liver transplant back in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B in India. He passed away at his home in Hawaii. Nabors had an estimated net worth of $15 million. His height peaked at 6ft. He married longtime partner ‘Stan Cadwallader’ in 2013. They spent more than 40 years together.
Jim Nabors Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: James Thurston Nabors
- Birthday: June 12, 1930
- Place of Birth: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Singer, Comedian
- Years Active: 1954-2014
- Net Worth & Salary: US $15 Million
- Marriage(s): Stan Cadwallader
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: November 30, 2017
- Cause of Death: Not Dosclosed
- Place of Death: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.