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James Thurston Nabors Edit Profile

actor , singer

James Thurston Nabors, American actor, singer. Recipient 5 gold albums, 1 platinum album.


Nabors, James Thurston was born on June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States. Son of Fred Nabors.


Graduate in business administration, University Alabama.


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  • Other Work

    • Formerly film editor, then junior cutter for television. Singer at cabaret-theatre, The Horn, Santa Monica, California. First television appearance on Steve Allen Show.

      Appeared in: own series Gomer Pyle-United States Marine Corps, 1964-1972, Andy Griffith Show, 1963-1964, Jim Nabors Hour, 1969-1971, Lost Saucer, 1975-1976, Sylvan in Paradise, 1986, The Jim Nabors Show, 1987. Television guest appearances on Redd Foxx Show. Dramatic appearances in The Rookies.

      Night club headliner in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Recordings include albums Very Special, The Special Warmth of Jim Nabors, 1986. Also 16 single recordings.

      Star: Jim Nabors Polynesian Extravaganza, Honolulu, 1979-1981. Movie appearances include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1982, Stroker Ace, 1983, Cannon Ball II, 1984. Other television work includes (movie) Return to Mayberry.


Fred Nabors. Nabors