Remembering James Best: Actor from “Dukes of Hazzard” Dies
James Best, the actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the hit TV series “Dukes of Hazzard,” passed away on April 6, 2015 at the age of 88. Best had a long and distinguished career in Hollywood, with over 200 film and television credits to his name. He was also an accomplished artist, writer, and director.
Actor James Best Death and Funeral Details Released
The news of James Best’s death was met with sadness and condolences from fans and fellow actors alike. Best’s family released details of his funeral, which was held on April 11, 2015 in Hickory, North Carolina. The funeral was attended by many of Best’s friends and colleagues from the entertainment industry, who paid tribute to his talent and his contributions to film and television.
James Best Actor Obituary
James Best was born on July 26, 1926 in Powderly, Kentucky. He served in the United States Army during World War II before pursuing a career in acting. Best began his career in the early 1950s, and quickly became a sought-after character actor, appearing in dozens of films and TV shows throughout the decade. He is best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “Dukes of Hazzard,” which ran from 1979 to 1985.
James Best Dukes of Hazzard
James Best’s role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “Dukes of Hazzard” was one of his most memorable performances. Best’s portrayal of the bumbling, corrupt sheriff was a fan favorite, and helped make the show a cultural phenomenon. Best appeared in all seven seasons of the show, and also directed several episodes.
James Best Movies List
James Best had a long and varied career in Hollywood, appearing in over 200 films and TV shows. Some of his most notable film roles include “The Caine Mutiny” (1954), “Shenandoah” (1965), and “Rolling Thunder” (1977). He also appeared in several TV shows throughout his career, including “The Twilight Zone,” “Bonanza,” and “Gunsmoke.”
James Best will be remembered as a talented actor, director, and artist, who made a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. His contributions to film and television will be missed, but his legacy will live on through his work.