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James Best

James BestAKA Jules Franklin Guy

Born: 26-Jul-1926
Birthplace: Powderly, KY
Died: 6-Apr-2015
Location of death: Hickory, NC
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Roscoe P. Coltrane on Dukes

Military service: US Army Air Corps

Father: Larkin Jasper Guy
Mother: Lena Mae Everly (d. 1929)
Wife: Matti Engleberg
Son: Gary
Wife: Jobee Ayres (m. 1959, div. 1977, two daughters)
Daughter: Janeen Best
Daughter: Jojami
Wife: Dorothy Collier (m. 1986, until his death)

    The Dukes of Hazzard Roscoe P. Coltrane (bumbling sheriff, 1979-85)
    Temple Houston Gotch (1963-64)

    Hot Tamale (23-Apr-2006)
    The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (19-May-2000)
    Death Mask (1998)
    The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (25-Apr-1997)
    Hooper (28-Jul-1978)
    The End (10-May-1978) · Pacemaker Patient
    Rolling Thunder (14-Oct-1977)
    Nickelodeon (21-Dec-1976)
    Ode to Billy Joe (4-Jun-1976)
    Sounder (24-Sep-1972) · Sheriff Young
    Run, Simon, Run (1-Dec-1970)
    Firecreek (24-Jan-1968) · Drew
    First to Fight (25-Jan-1967) · Sgt. Carnavan
    Three on a Couch (Mar-1966) · Dr. Ben Mizer
    Shenandoah (3-Jun-1965)
    Black Spurs (28-May-1965)
    The Quick Gun (Apr-1964) · Scotty Grant
    Shock Corridor (11-Sep-1963) · Stuart
    Black Gold (21-Jul-1962)
    The Mountain Road (Jun-1960)
    Cast a Long Shadow (24-Aug-1959) · Sam Mullen
    The Killer Shrews (25-Jun-1959) · Thorne Sherman
    Verboten! (13-Mar-1959)
    Ride Lonesome (15-Feb-1959) · Billy John
    The Naked and the Dead (6-Aug-1958) · Ridges
    The Left Handed Gun (7-May-1958) · Tom Folliard
    Cole Younger, Gunfighter (30-Mar-1958) · Kit Caswell
    Last of the Badmen (17-Feb-1957)
    Hot Summer Night (Feb-1957)
    The Rack (2-Nov-1956)
    Calling Homicide (30-Sep-1956)
    Gaby (9-May-1956)
    Come Next Spring (9-Mar-1956) · Bill Jackson
    Seven Angry Men (27-Mar-1955) · Jason Brown
    The Raid (4-Aug-1954)
    The Yellow Tomahawk (May-1954)
    Riders to the Stars (14-Jan-1954) · Sidney K. Fuller
    Column South (20-May-1953) · Primrose
    Seminole (Mar-1953) · Cpl. Gerard
    Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (11-Jul-1952) · Marvin Johnson
    Francis Goes to West Point (Jul-1952) · Cpl. Ransom
    The Cimarron Kid (13-Jan-1952) · Bitter Creek
    The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) · Cpl. Hassett
    Apache Drums (Apr-1951) · Bert Keon
    Air Cadet (14-Mar-1951)
    Target Unknown (8-Feb-1951)
    Kansas Raiders (20-Nov-1950)
    Winchester '73 (12-Jul-1950) · Crater
    Comanche Territory (7-Apr-1950) · Sam

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