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James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard County,’ dies at 88-



James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for portraying Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard County, died late Monday in Hickory at age 88.

Best died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Best had fallen ill with respiratory trouble on a cruise and never recovered.

His career included roles in such movies as “The Caine Mutiny” with Humphrey Bogart and “Shenandoah” with Jimmy Stewart. As a character actor in television, he was cast on popular shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Bonanza” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”

But it was in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a rural comedy that ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985, that Best made his name. As Hazzard County’s ever-frustrated lawman catching the dickens from a blustery Boss Hogg, he found himself constantly in pursuit – and ever outwitted – by Luke and Bo Duke in their roaring Dodge Charger, the “General Lee.”

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Many here know him from his TZ episodes.
There are numerous articles around the web.
From all accounts, he had been taking a slew of cruises in the last 5+ years, so he certainly led a good life.

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He was great as nearly the only sensible character in THE KILLER SHREWS.


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:cry: RIP Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane :cry:

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And he was one of the uncredited crewmen of the C-57-D.

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