Time to remember

by chuckofish

It’s that time of year when TCM puts together their memorial to all those movie people who died during the year. Here’s the 2015 video:

Now that you have watched the whole thing, I know you are wondering who James Best was.

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I know I was.

Well, according to Wikipedia, he was an American actor–originally from Kentucky–who usually played the third cowpoke from the left in television westerns and films.

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You also might remember him as Andy’s friend, Jim Lindsey on the The Andy Griffith Show. He had kind of an Everly Brother vibe, and–fun fact–the Every Brothers were James Best’s uncles.

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Over a six-decade career, he is sadly best remembered as the hapless Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard.

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Well, now you know who James Best was. Rest easy.