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Jimmy Dean (I) (1928–2010)

Jimmy Dean, the musician, actor and entrepreneur, was instrumental in the mainstreaming of country music, a genre that now ranks as the most popular in the United States but which, back in the 1960s, was accorded little respect in the mass media. Jimmy Dean had a #1 hit in the US and England with his song "Big Bad John," which established his fame... See full bio »

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(age 81) in Varina, Virginia, USA

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Known For

The Jimmy Dean Show
The Jimmy Dean Show Himself - Host / Performer / Perfomer
(1963-1966)
The Jimmy Dean Show
The Jimmy Dean Show Himself - Host
(1957-1959)
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever Willard Whyte
(1971)
Town and Country Time
Town and Country Time Himself - Host / Singer / Accordionist
(1954)

Filmography

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 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bobby Diamond
- Ballad for a Blue Lady (1990) ... Bobby Diamond
 1990 Big Bad John
Cletus Morgan
 1981-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Beau Gillette / Charlie Rowlands
- Funny Man/Tattoo, the Matchmaker (1982) ... Beau Gillette
- Man-Beast/Ole Island Oprey (1981) ... Charlie Rowlands
 1977 The City (TV Movie)
Wes Collins
 1972 Rolling Man (TV Movie)
Lyman Hawkes
 1967-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Josh Clements / Jeremiah / Delo Jones
- The Cache (1969) ... Josh Clements
- A Bearskin for Jamie Blue (1969) ... Josh Clements (credit only)
 1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie)
Mack
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Other Works:

Hosted 1978 NBC Special Nashville Remembers Elvis on his Birthday See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Trivia:

When his "Big Bad John" was first released, it ended with the words "at the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man". It was changed on later releases to "at the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man". See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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