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James Thurston Nabors

(1930-06-12)June 12, 1930
Died November 30, 2017(2017-11-30) (aged 87)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Alabama
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1954–2017
Known for Portraying Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Stan Cadwallader
(m. 2013⁠–⁠2017)

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American singer, television, and movie actor. He was best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on the TV programs The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors was the host of two programs. They were The Jim Nabors Hour and The Jim Nabors Show.

Nabors was also a guest star in The Steve Allen Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Muppet Show and The Carol Burnett Show. He won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role as Lugs Harvey in the movie Stroker Ace.


Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama on June 12, 1930. Nabors was educated at the University of Alabama.

From 1975, Nabors lived with his partner Stan Cadwallader in Honolulu, Hawaii. A month after same-sex marriage became legal, Nabors married Cadwallader on January 29, 2013. In the early morning of November 30, 2017, Nabors died peacefully at his home in Honolulu. He was 87 years old.

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