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Singer, actor, businessman

Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting in 1957,...Wikipedia

Age: 81 (age at death)
Born: 10th August, 1928, Plainview, TX
Died: 13th June, 2010, Place of Death
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Big Bad John, Diamonds Are Forever, Jimmy Dean`s Pork Sausage, The Jimmy Dean Show

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Big Bad John

Big Bad John (1990)

From one hell of a legend comes one hell of a motion picture.

Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

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Murder, She Wrote
Fantasy Island
The City

Other major country hits in his career included "P.T. 109" (1962, based on the World War II-sinking of John F. Kennedy's torpedo boat) and the million-selling ode of thanks to his mother, "I.O.U." (1976).


Best known for his million-selling 1961 hit, "Big Bad John"; the song topped both Billboard magazine's country and Hot 100 charts. On the Billboard country charts, had one other No. 1 hit -- 1965's "The First Thing Ev'ry Morning and the Last Thing Ev'ry Night)."


I can`t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.



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karen Schlomer - would like to find the song what is a wife by jimmy dean (9 months ago)
joe taylor - record My Wife by Jimmy Dean were can I find it (3 years ago)
terri - Were you able to locate the song My Wife, by Jimmy Dean? (4 years ago)
dave - can you help me fine the song called my wife by jimmy dean (4 years ago)
Stanley McCreadie - I met Jimmy Dean back in the 60ts at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland Oregon, I was a maintenance engineer for the Coliseum Jimmy was appearing there. He said that he wanted to meet all of us and buy us coffee, I remember his manager was having a fit. But he did meet us all and and buy us coffee. I will never forget that, he is such a Great Guy,he also signed a record to me that said thanks Jimmy Dean I still have it. PS we always buy your sausage its great. (4 years ago)
mozell - I just heard Jimmy sing on one of the Gaither`s Homecoming shows from 2009.Think it was in the Grand OL` Opery . Jimmy spoke the song more then sang. Please till me the name of song and where I can get. (4 years ago)
edrn32 - Can you help me find the song My Wife by Jimmy Dean. (4 years ago)
Dr. Martin - I need to find a song by Jimmy Dean called my wife (5 years ago)
glenn meehan - did jimmy dean sing a song called m.o.m in 1975 thats the year my mother past away that same night i heard the song on the radio im sure it was mr dean singing it let me know thanks glenn (5 years ago)
Cindy - When I was 6 years old(1964) my family and I were in Las Vegas and Jimmy Dean was appearing. We were seated at a table near the stage and during his performance he came over to our side of the stage and walked down the stairs and took my hand and walked me back up on stage with him. There was a stool and he sat and placed me on his knee and started asking me questions. No matter what he asked me I kept saying don`t ask me, ask my daddy. Needless to say he sang the song and walked me right back to my seat! I will never forget that and remember it as if it were yesterday and not 45 years ago. (5 years ago)


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