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John Brock


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 10:45 am     Reply with quote

Gomer is gone...a Voice for sure..Shazam RIP
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 11:25 am     Reply with quote

I had no idea he was still alive. I thought he left us years ago.
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Jack Stoner


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 11:29 am     Reply with quote

Just saw it on news. He was 87. Had been in poor health lately but news report didn't say what.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 11:41 am     Reply with quote

According to the New York times obit, he contracted Hepatitis B in the early 90s when he cut himself shaving with an infected razor in India. He had a liver transplant in 1994, and was in declining health as a result ever since:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/obituaries/jim-nabors-87-tvs-gomer-pyle-is-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries
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Don Kuhn


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Poetry ,Texas, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

I provided security for him and Lily Tomlin at his 70th birthday party in Sunnyvale, Tx. and he sang a few songs. Gomer can sing.
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Terry Wood


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Marshfield, MO
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 4:04 am     Reply with quote

He was a very talented actor and he could sing with the best of them. I have a CD of songs that he recorded in the 70s and it has some Country songs. It is a very Good CD. RIP Mr. Neighbors!
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 8:14 am     Reply with quote

Godspeed Jim!

Gawwwwwhhhleeeeehhhh...




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George Piburn


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The Oklahoma Hills, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 9:26 am     Otis Reply with quote

Not only was Jim a superlative singer

the fellow in the video below that played the drunk Otis,

he was the Piano Player for Mel Tillis.
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Don Kuhn


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 10:24 am     Reply with quote

Wow George P. guess I'm not to old to learn something as I never knew about Otis being Mel Tillis piano player but now I know. Thanks
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Herb Steiner


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 7:52 pm     Re: Otis Reply with quote

George Piburn wrote:
Not only was Jim a superlative singer

the fellow in the video below that played the drunk Otis,

he was the Piano Player for Mel Tillis.


George
Hal Smith, the character actor that played Otis, was a legendary actor and voice actor in Hollywood. He owned a bar on Vine Street just south of H'wood Blvd. and the Capitol Records Tower. I'd occasionally drink there in the afternoons when I was living in H'wood.

He was born in 1916 and died in 1994 in Los Angeles. I don't believe he was ever anyone's piano player, let alone Mel Tillis'.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 8:09 pm     Reply with quote

Clearly another example of BAKEd News.
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George Piburn


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Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 9:18 am     Just what MMel said at a show. Reply with quote

I am certainly no historian,

I did have a career in professional audio mixing in the 70's
During a Show at the Miami Dade County Youth Fair , some where between 1976-79 I did a show with the Mel Tillis Band.

When he introduced the band members he Mel said that the piano player was the fellow that played Otis the drunk on the Andy Griffith Show.

That is where I got the quote I expressed. If my comment is Hear Say I apologize and stand corrected to the discussion.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 9:21 am     Reply with quote

Must have been a joke. Definitely not the same guy.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 9:54 am     Reply with quote

Quote:
Hal Smith, the character actor that played Otis, was a legendary actor and voice actor in Hollywood. He owned a bar on Vine Street just south of H'wood Blvd. and the Capitol Records Tower. I'd occasionally drink there in the afternoons when I was living in H'wood.

He was born in 1916 and died in 1994 in Los Angeles. I don't believe he was ever anyone's piano player, let alone Mel Tillis'.

No mention of him here...
https://www.meltillis.com/band/
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