|Birthname||Nabors, James Thurston|
|born on||12 June 1930|
|Place||Sylacauga, Alabama, 33n10, 86w15|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
American actor, singer, and comedian, known for his portrayal of the simple-minded and gentle television character, Gomer Pyle. Nabors also became a popular guest on variety shows which showcased his rich baritone voice in the 1960s and 1970s, including two specials of his own in 1969 and 1974. He subsequently recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them containing romantic ballads.
He was discovered by Andy Griffith while working at a Santa Monica nightclub, and he later joined The Andy Griffith Show as Gomer Pyle. The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1969).
Nabors was known for singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend. He sang the unofficial Indiana anthem almost every year from 1972 until his final time performing the song in 2014, except for occasional absences due to illness or scheduling conflicts.
Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle on 15 January 2013. Although he had been closeted before this, his sexual orientation was not completely secret.
Nabors died at his Honolulu, Hawaii, home at 2:20 AM on 30 November 2017, aged 87.
- friend relationship with Burnett, Carol (born 26 April 1933). Notes: 52 years
- friend relationship with Hudson, Rock (born 17 November 1925)
- friend relationship with Reynolds, Burt (born 11 February 1936)
- Work : Prize 1991 (Hollywood Walk of Fame)
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 09.34.04 CST Asc 24Leo11'
Sy Scholfield quotes time of death from "TV legend, Hawaii resident Jim Nabors dies at 87" by Rosemarie Bernardo, Star Advertiser [Honolulu], 30 November 2017 : "Nabors, who had been in declining health for the past couple of years, died at 2:20 a.m. today at his Diamond Head home, according to his husband Stan Cadwallader."
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Liver/Pancreas/Spleen (Hepatitis B > liver transplant)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (42 years)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, same sex)
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Gay)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hollywood Walk of Fame)