Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

A foundation that awards grants to teachers every year named a grant in honor of Jim Nabors in 2003. The foundation is based in Sylacauga, Alabama, his home town.

A smart businessman, Nabors was one of the owners of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964) which paid off in dividends as a popular syndicated show.

Before he acted, he edited news footage for a local television station.

Considered by Carol Burnett to be her "good luck charm" and as such was a guest star on each season's premiere of "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967).

Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Alabama.

Friend of Mary Hart, who helped get the word out that he needed a liver transplant.

He said that it has always been difficult for him to watch the opening of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964) because many of the Marines that he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

In his entire career he has put out 46 albums.

Is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

Sings "Back Home Again in Indiana" during opening ceremonies of the Indianapolis 500 yearly.