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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 on CBS in 1957. He rose to fame for his 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John" and his 1963 ABC television series, The Jimmy Dean Show, which also gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure. His acting career included a supporting role as Willard Whyte in the 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. He lived near Richmond, Virginia, and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, although he was formally inducted posthumously.

Age: 81 (age at death)
Died: 13 June, 2010, Place of Death
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Big Bad John, Diamonds Are Forever, Jimmy Dean`s Pork Sausage, The Jimmy Dean Show


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1990 Big Bad John Cletus Morgan
1987 J.J. Starbuck Charlie Bullets
1984 Murder, She Wrote Bobby Diamond
1977 Fantasy Island Beau Gillette, Charlie Rowlands
1977 The City Wes Collins
1972 Rolling Man Lyman Hawkes
1971 Diamonds Are Forever Willard Whyte
1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker Mack
1964 Daniel Boone Josh Clements, Jeremiah, Delo Jones
2014 Big John: The John Hartson Story -
2005 My Name Is Earl -


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

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