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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 »


(age 81) in Varina, Virginia, USA

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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)
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CD: "Big Bad John" (Columbia) See more »

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


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Other major country hits in his career included "P.T. 109" (1962, based on the World War II sinking of John F. Kennedy's torpedo boat) and the million-selling ode of thanks to his mother, "I.O.U." (1976). See more »

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