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Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle: USMC’ Star, Dies at 87

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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