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Gomer Pyle, Usmc: Decades to Pay Tribute to Jim Nabors with Sitcom Marathon

It's time to celebrate Jim Nabors. Today, Decades announced they will pay tribute to the late actor with a marathon of Gomer Pyle, Usmc next month.Nabors originated the role of the simple-minded Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show. He later reprised the character for the spinoff series Gomer Pyle, Usmc, which ran on CBS from 1964 to 1969. Nabors passed away today, November 30th, at the age of 87.Read More…
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Brothers Ron and Clint Howard Reflect on Their Late Father's Legacy in Heartfelt Obituary

Brothers Ron and Clint Howard Reflect on Their Late Father's Legacy in Heartfelt Obituary
Rance Howard died Nov. 25 at the age of 89. In a statement posted on Twitter, his son, director Ron Howard, announced his father’s death: “Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89,” Ron, 63, tweeted, referring to his brother Clint Howard, who is also an actor. “He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.” In the days following his passing, brothers Ron and Clint reflected on their father’s life in an obituary,
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Ron and Clint Howard Remember Dad Rance’s ‘Enthusiasm, Dignity and Fearlessness’ (Guest Column)

Ron and Clint Howard Remember Dad Rance’s ‘Enthusiasm, Dignity and Fearlessness’ (Guest Column)
“Having Opie sass back to Andy might get a few laughs, but it’s like every other sitcom and it hurts the father/son relationship.”

Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Leonard, and Andy Griffith were surprised. Where did this 32-year-old father of child actor Ronny Howard find the nerve to chime in and pitch changes to their new CBS sitcom? Where did this guy come from?

Our Dad, Rance Howard, born Harold Beckenholdt (11-17-28), was an Oklahoma farm boy who caught the acting bug at age 12, performing in a Christmas pageant in the town’s one-room schoolhouse.

A brief stint at the University of Oklahoma was highlighted when he met his first wife, Jean, at a scene study class. They married in Kentucky while touring as actors in a children’s theater company and ultimately landed in New York. Dad’s big break came when he was cast as Lindstrom in the original Broadway hit “Mister Roberts.”

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Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle On ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Dies At 87

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Jim Nabors, who was beloved for playing Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has passed away at age 87. Jim Nabors Dead At 87 Nabors died peacefully in his home in Hawaii after his health had declined for the past few years. His husband Stan Cadwallader was with him by his side. Nabors underwent a liver […]

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Jim Nabors, Known For His Role As Gomer Pyle, Dead At 87

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Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing the character Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s, died at his home Thursday morning in Hawaii. He was 87. Nabors’ partner, Stan Cadwallader, told CBS News that Nabors’ health began to decline rapidly after Thanksgiving. He underwent a series of tests on Wednesday, but the […]
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TV Icon Jim Nabors Dead At Age 87; Gained Fame As Gomer Pyle

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Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton in "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Jim Nabors, who epitomized the image of a friendly country boy, has died at age 87 at his home in Hawaii. Nabors was plucked from obscurity when Andy Griffith caught his nightclub act in L.A. in the early 1960s and cast him in the role of Gomer Pyle, the affable but simple-minded filling station attendant in "The Andy Griffith Show". The program was always among the top shows in the ratings and Nabors' exposure on the show gained him instant fame. The character of Gomer became as iconic as Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor and Don Knotts' deputy Barney Fife. Nabors' popularity extended into a second career as a pop singer. When he first sang on an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show", many viewers thought his operatic baritone voice was dubbed. However, they soon
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Jim Nabors, Known for His Role as Gomer Pyle, Dead at 87

Jim Nabors, Known for His Role as Gomer Pyle, Dead at 87
Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing the character Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s, died at his home Thursday morning in Hawaii. He was 87. 

Nabors' partner, Stan Cadwallader, told CBS News that Nabors' health began to decline rapidly after Thanksgiving. He underwent a series of tests on Wednesday, but the decision was made to bring him home from the hospital. 

The coroner has not yet released Nabors' cause of death, but Cadwallader said it appears to be from natural causes. 

Nabors married Cadwallader in January 2013. The couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter. 

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Nabors played Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. in the spinoff comedy series.

He also made appearances on The Love Boat, Knight Rider and The Carol Burnett Show.  

This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

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Jim Nabors' Gomer Pyle Had One of the Most Memorable Moments on 'The Andy Griffith Show'

Jim Nabors made Gomer Pyle a household name. The bumbling Mayberry auto mechanic on The Andy Griffith Show was a favorite among fans — so much so that the character got his own spinoff, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Nabors died Thursday at 87. The Andy Griffith Show ran on CBS from 1960-68.

Of all the simple-minded character's best moments, the most memorable is likely when he tried to make a citizen's arrest of Barney Fife (Don Knotts) on the season four episode, "Citizen's Arrest," which first aired Dec. 16, 1963. IMDb ranks the episode No. 2 of the series. It was...
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Gomer Pyle Star Jim Nabors Dead at 87

Gomer Pyle Star Jim Nabors Dead at 87
Jim Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and its spinoff Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., has died. He was 87.

Nabors passed away on Thursday morning, according to Hawaii News Now. A cause of death has not been reported.

Nabors made his first appearance as Gomer Pyle in Andy Griffith‘s Season 3 episode “The Bank Job.” What was initially meant to be a one-off guest spot turned into a recurring role which spanned 23 episodes. In the Season 4 finale, the character enlisted in the Marines, paving the way for Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which
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Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle: USMC’ Star, Dies at 87

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Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle: USMC’ Star, Dies at 87
Jim Nabors, known for playing the good-natured if slow-witted bumpkin Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle: Usmc,” has died, Fox 8 reported. He was 87. Nabors, an Alabama native, was discovered by Griffith during a nightclub stint in Santa Monica, and appeared on “The Andy Griffith Show” as Pyle from 1962 to 1964. His starring vehicle “Gomer Pyle: USMC” ran from 1964 to 1969. Nabors’ other credits include “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Love Boat” and “The Lucy Show.”

Along with Nabors’ many screen roles, he was also an accomplished singer,...
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Jim Nabors Dead at 87

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Jim Nabors, who starred in the massive '60s hit, 'Gomer Pyle,' died Thursday. Nabors became famous as the bumbling mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and then went on to do his own show, which ran for 5 years. He also appeared in movies, including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Cannonball Run II." He also was an accomplished singer, who recorded dozens of albums and scored 5 gold and 1 platinum records. One
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Jim Nabors, the Cheerful Gomer Pyle on Two TV Series, Dies at 87

Jim Nabors, the Cheerful Gomer Pyle on Two TV Series, Dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and on his own sitcom before retiring the wide-eyed, countrified character at the height of his popularity, has died. He was 87. 

Nabors died Thursday morning at his home in Hawaii, his longtime partner told the Associated Press.

A native of Alabama, Nabors also recorded more than two dozen albums with a rich, operatic baritone voice that surprised those who were used to hearing him exclaim "Gawwwleee!" with a Southern twang on television. For many years, Nabors sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" during the opening ceremonies for the...
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Nancy Malone’s Estate Donates $500K to AFI in Support of Women Filmmakers

Malone in “The Andy Griffith Show

The estate of the late actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Nancy Malone has gifted $500,000 to the American Film Institute (AFI) with the goal of advancing female filmmakers. The donation will go towards supporting women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) as well as setting up the new Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers, a press release has announced.

The donation will establish the Nancy Malone Symposium, a coalition for the advancement of female filmmakers which will be held yearly at AFI Fest beginning in 2018.

“It was Nancy’s lifelong wish that women storytellers be heard,” explained Linda Hope of the Nancy Malone estate. “The Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers ensure that her wish is realized.”

Nancy Malone remains an enduring inspiration at the American Film Institute,” added Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “This peerless gift in support
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Veteran Actor Rance Howard, Father of Director Ron Howard, Has Died at 89

Veteran Actor Rance Howard, Father of Director Ron Howard, Has Died at 89
Today Ron Howard is an accomplished director who first got his start in show business as a child actor on classic television shows like The Andy Griffith Show. But we never would have seen the Happy Days star turn into the Oscar-winning director of A Beautiful Mind if it wasn’t for the career of his […]

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Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable Ace Award for “Dream On.”

Born in Winnetka, Ill., he was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout in his senior year at Stanford. He became one of Paramount’s “Golden Circle of Newcomers” and appeared in films including “Stalag 17,” “Little Boy Lost” and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

He served three years in the Navy and returned to Paramount, where he appeared in “The Tin Star” and “Teacher’s Pet” with Clark Gable and Doris Day.

After touring with Julie Harris in “The Warm Peninsula” play, Baldwin moved to Italy, where he appeared in films by Robert Rossellini, Dino Risi and Francesco Rosi. There he started
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Peter Baldwin, Emmy-Winning ‘The Wonder Years’ Director, Dies at 86

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Peter Baldwin, Emmy-Winning ‘The Wonder Years’ Director, Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, the Emmy-winning television director whose many credits include “The Wonder Years,” “The Brady Bunch” and “Sanford and Son,” has died. He was 86. Baldwin passed away on Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California. He is survived by his son Drew, the CEO of Tubefilter and executive producer of the Streamy awards; as well as his wife Terry, two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also Read: David Cassidy's Last Words Will Break Your Heart As a director, Baldwin has more than a hundred credits on various TV shows, including “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Partridge Family,
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Peter Baldwin Dies: ‘Mary Tyler Moore’, ‘Wonder Years’ Director Was 86

Peter Baldwin, whose directing credits encompassed many of the best and most popular sitcoms in TV history, from The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Wkrp in Cincinnati, died Nov. 19 at his home in Pebble Beach, California. He was 86. His death was announced on the Facebook pages of his daughter Eleonora Baldwin and his son Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator of the Streamy Awards. Though he began his career as an…
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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines

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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines
In his seven weeks of shooting “The Shape of Water,” the film’s male lead, Doug Jones, could not grasp a doorknob, send a text message, breathe through his mouth, or go to the bathroom while in costume. His call time to the Toronto set was a “mercifully short” three hours earlier than co-stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer.

Each morning, four people armed with K-y Jelly shoehorned him into a latex, foam, and rubber bodysuit, built from a cast of his six-foot-three, 140-pound frame. Then came webbed-fingered gloves (glued on), following by a neck and fiberglass helmet, which featured built-in buzzing, whirring mechanics to puppeteer his gills off camera. Once dressed, barely able to see or hear, Jones was required at various times to hang from a hip harness, stand on a smoke-bathed teeter-totter to simulate bobbing in water, and employ scuba diving techniques while acting in a flooded,
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Tina Fey’s 12-Year-Old Prefers Amy Poehler’s ‘Parks And Rec’ Over ’30 Rock’

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Despite it being her mom’s show, Tina Fey’s daughter, Alice, loves “Aunt Amy (Poehler)’s” comedy “Parks And Recreation” more than Fey’s “30 Rock”. The actress sat down with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Wednesday night, where she discussed her daughter’s “comedy education.” “Over the summer, she binge-watched all of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ twice, all […]
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