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James Best, Dukes of Hazzard actor, dies aged 88

8 April 2015 1:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

American actor who played Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in TV show from 1979-85 has died from complications of pneumonia

James Best, a prolific character actor known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, has died aged 88.

His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said he died on Monday night in a hospice from complications of pneumonia.

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- Associated Press in Raleigh

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

- Carmel Dagan

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

- Carmel Dagan

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Passes Away at 88

7 April 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Best, who played the memorable Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane on the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, passed away yesterday at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. The actor played Roscoe P. Coltrane, the longtime rival to the Duke brothers, on all seven seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985.

The actor was raised in Indiana and ended up moving to New York after serving in World War II. He found work as a fashion model which lead to him being discoverd by a casting agent. He became a contract player for Universal Pictures. He appeared in a number of films throughout the 1950s such as Winchester '73 alongside James Stewart and The Cimarron Kid with Audie Murphy. He ended up working in both TV and film throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, appearing in notable episodes of The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train and Have Gun - Will Travel, »

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Dead at 88

7 April 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor James Best, who played hapless Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane for six seasons on the hit CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday, April 6th, in hospice care in Hickory, North Carolina. According to the Charlotte Observer, Best died from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

Best was born Jules Guy in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the youngest of nine children. His mother, who died when he was three, was the sister of Ike Everly, the father of music duo the Everly Brothers. After her death, the child was adopted and raised in Indiana. »

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James Best Dies: Played Bumbling Sheriff On ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’

7 April 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

James Best, a veteran character actor best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS’ action-comedy series The Dukes Of Hazzard, died Monday of pneumonia. He was 88. Best appeared in dozens of films and TV series during a 55-year career, including a role in the upcoming indie dramedy Old Soldiers. Born July 26, 1926, and raised in Indiana, he moved to New York after a stint in the Army during World War II. While working as a fashion model, Best was noticed by a casting… »

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James Best, Dukes Of Hazzard Star, Dies At 88

7 April 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actor James Best, who was best known for starring on The Dukes of Hazzard, died on Monday. He was 88. James Best Dies Best passed away following a battle with pneumonia and a brief illness, his rep told Fox News. Best played the frequently confused Sheriff Rosco R. Coltrane on the Dukes of Hazzard throughout […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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James Best 1926-2015

7 April 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He may have become known for becoming the televisual embodiment of frustrated, low-level lawmen, but James Best’s career spans a lot more than playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in 1970/'80s TV hit The Dukes Of Hazzard. The good-natured actor has died at the age of 88.Indeed, Best’s career has something of an iceberg nature – a lot of people know him for a couple of famous roles, but so much of his work lurks beneath the surface of public awareness. Born Jewel Franklin Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, he briefly spent time in an orphanage after his mother’s death in 1929 and was adopted by Armen and Essa Best who took him home and, at the young lad’s suggestion, changed his name to Jimmie. He began acting in school plays, but enlisted in the Us Army Air Corps out of high school, going on to become a gunner »

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James Best, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Star, Dead at 88

7 April 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Best, the actor best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died on Monday. He was 88. According to an obituary posted on his personal website, Best died at 9:28 p.m. Et on Monday after a brief illness and complications from pneumonia. Best was born in Powderly, Kentucky in 1926, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps before turning to a long career in show business. The armed forces, in fact, nurtured his talent, as he joined the military theatrical company after serving as a military police officer in Germany. See photos: 11 Essential ‘Mad Men’ Quotes: From Pitch. »

- Greg Gilman

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James Best, Dukes of Hazzard's Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, Dead at 88

7 April 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Actor James Best, best known to ’80s audiences as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday from complications of pneumonia, the Associated Press reports. He was 88.

Best played the inept lawman during the CBS show’s entire seven-season run (1979-1985).  Additional TV credits included guest stints on The Andy Griffith Show and In the Heat of the Night.

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James Best Dies; Dukes of Hazzard Sheriff Was 88

7 April 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Best, an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the original Dukes of Hazzard, has passed away.  He was 88. Best died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, his longtime friend and Hollywood colleague Steve Latshaw told the Charlotte Observer. The Kentucky-born star most memorably portrayed Sheriff Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard TV series from 1985 to 1989. He would reprise the role again in 1997 for The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion, a TV movie, and even voiced the character in a 2004 video game. "I acted the part as good as I could," he told the Charlotte Observer in 2009. "Rosco—let's face it—was a charmer. It was a fun »

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Veteran Actor James Best, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff, Dies at 88

7 April 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Prolific film and television actor James Best, who played the iconic role of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on classic series "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

Best portrayed Coltrane on "Dukes" from 1979 through 1985, and remained active in the "Dukes" fan community, appearing at multiple reunions and festivals in the years since the show's conclusion.

Aside from that memorable role, Best starred in hundreds of episodes of television series, including "The Twilight Zone," "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Gunsmoke." He also had a busy film career, working both in front of and behind the camera on movies such as "Winchester '73," "Sounder," and "The Left-Handed Gun."

In addition to his passion for acting, Best was also a devoted dog lover. His family has asked fans to make donations to their local humane society in his name in lieu of sending flowers.

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- Katie Roberts

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James Best Dead -- 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff Dead at 88

7 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Best -- who famously played bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" -- died Monday night at age 88.  Best passed in a hospice facility following a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, a close friend told the Charlotte Observer. In addition to his role on "Hazzard," Best appeared on several classic shows, including, "Gunsmoke," "Mod Squad," "I Spy," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason" and "Rawhide." Best formed an acting school in the ' »

- TMZ Staff

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James Best Dead: Dukes of Hazzard Sheriff Dies at Age 88

7 April 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Actor James Best died at age 88 on Monday, April 6, TMZ reports. Best passed away after suffering complications from pneumonia.  He was best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard TV series from 1979 to 1985 and on the short-lived spin-off, The Dukes, in 1983.  The seasoned actor had 187 film and TV credits to his name and was next set to appear in the film Old Soldiers, which is supposed to come out later this year.  Some of his other acting credits [...] »

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