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James Best

Roscoe P. Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard

Photos James Best Birth name: Jules Guy
Birth date: 1926/07/26
Date of death : 2015/04/06 (89 years old)
Birth place : Powderly (USA)
Height: 1.85 m

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Biography for James Best

American character actor and teacher. Although a native of Indiana, he grew up in the South. A handsome young man, his rural inflections perhaps kept him from frequent leading man roles. During the 1950s and '60s, he was a familiar face in movies and television in a wide range of roles, from Western bad guys to craven cowards and country bumpkins. Physical ailments curtailed his work for a long period late in his career, and he established a well-respected acting workshop in Los Angeles. Although the "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979) TV series was far beneath his talents, his role as Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane was the part that gave him his greatest fame.

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Filmography

Title Role

Trivia

His billing for Three on a Couch (1966) read: "Introducing James Best", despite the fact that he had been in movies for 16 years and had appeared in over 30 films.

Director Quentin Tarantino has said that the work of Best "taught me how to act". Ironically, when Tarantino appeared in a 1990s Broadway revival of the play "Wait Until Dark", he received some of his worst acting reviews ever.

Family

Spouse : Dorothy Best (15 August 1986 - present), Jobee Ayers (1959 - 1977) (divorced) 2 daughters.

Cousin of singers Don Everly and Phil Everly.

Father of Janeen Damian.

Father-in-law of Michael Damian.

Brother-in-law of John Collier.

Father of JoJami Best Tyler.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by abdest

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