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Jim Nabors

1930 - 2017

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James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and comedian, widely known for his signature character, Gomer Pyle. Nabors was discovered by Andy Griffith while working at a Santa Monica nightclub, and he later joined The Andy Griffith Show, where he played the good-natured, unsophisticated Gomer Pyle. The character proved so popular that Nabors was given his own successful spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors also became a popular guest on variety shows that showcased his rich baritone singing voice in the 1960s and 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Nabors has received more than 7,214,005 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jim Nabors is the 7,564th most popular actor (down from 6,589th in 2019), the 11,194th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,184th in 2019) and the 3,662nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 7.2M

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  • 39.54

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  • 34

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  • 1.10

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  • 5.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jim Nabors ranks 7,564 out of 9,996Before him are Manolo Cardona, Aileen Pringle, Demet Akbağ, Arón Piper, Jack Wild, and Amy Jo Johnson. After him are Noel Neill, Heather Morris, Christian Kane, Annette Charles, Paul Kelly, and Samuel S. Hinds.

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Among people born in 1930, Jim Nabors ranks 530Before him are Mary Costa, Robert Ashley, Greg Bell, Aloysius Ambrozic, John Arden, and Geeta Bali. After him are Lynden Pindling, Norman Podhoretz, Annie Ross, Edward Seaga, Vladimir Ryzhkin, and Arlen Specter. Among people deceased in 2017, Jim Nabors ranks 520Before him are Adolph Kiefer, Stephen Furst, Frank Brian, Miguel Ángel Loayza, Ed Lee, and Carme Chacón. After him are Lars-Erik Skiöld, Monty Hall, Ricardo Vidal, Geri Allen, Rhodri Morgan, and Tim Parnell.

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Among people born in United States, Jim Nabors ranks 11,194 out of 18,182Before him are Ivan Brown (1908), Lamar Alexander (1940), Aileen Pringle (1895), John Mulcahy (1876), Jimmy Chamberlin (1964), and Amy Jo Johnson (1970). After him are Charlie Logg (1931), Ian MacKaye (1962), Ed Markey (1946), Ernestine Anderson (1928), Noel Neill (1920), and Heather Morris (1987).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jim Nabors ranks 3,662Before him are Chris Ellis (1956), Emma Caulfield (1973), Danny Masterson (1976), Reiko Aylesworth (1972), Aileen Pringle (1895), and Amy Jo Johnson (1970). After him are Noel Neill (1920), Heather Morris (1987), Christian Kane (1972), Annette Charles (1948), Paul Kelly (1899), and Samuel S. Hinds (1875).

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