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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 »

Died:

(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)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest
(1962-1967)
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever Willard Whyte
(1971)

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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TV commercials for Jimmy Dean Foods 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:

Was working at the Desert Inn hotel when he was cast as Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Whyte was clearly modeled after Howard Hughes, who owned the Desert Inn and was therefore, by extension, Dean's employer at the time. See more »

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