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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 August 1941Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 1 May 2008Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Hager was born on August 30, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Hee Haw (1969), The 5th Annual TV Land Awards (2007) and Celebrity Bowling (1971). He died on May 1, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Trivia (12)

Identical twin brother of Jon Hager.
The brothers were featured in the second preview issue of Playgirl, February, 1973.
The twins had worked with Buck Owens and used this connection in getting on the TV show Hee Haw (1969). They eventually left the show in the 1980s and continued to perform on tour together.
Jim was at a Nashville coffee shop when he suddenly collapsed. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
Both twins played guitar and drums and did comedy.
Known as "The Hagers", Jim and Jon were part of the original cast of Hee Haw (1969).
The only time the twin brothers were apart in their entire lives were for 3-1/2 years when Jon left Los Angeles and moved to Nashville. Jim eventually followed suit.
While working and living in Los Angeles, they once had a recoding contract with Capitol Records. They played regularly at Disneyland and other niteries.
The twins served in the Army together.
Raised in Park Ridge, a Chicago suburb. Starting out, they performed on a weekly Saturday morning teen show on WGN-TV in Chicago.
He and his twin brother were raised in Park Ridge, Illinois.
While living in California, they played guitar and drums, and sang backup with John Denver, Kenny Rogers and The Carpenters.

Personal Quotes (1)

People laughed at themselves. They liked the chemistry on the show and the fast pace. The jokes were not all platinum. the writers count on the person delivering the line to pull it off. It was cornball, no denying it. -- JH, referring to the TV show Hee Haw (1969) in a 1988 interview.

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