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Jimmy Dean (Jimmy Ray Dean)

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Plainview, Texas, USA
Jimmy Dean, the musician, actor and entrepreneur, was instrumental in the mainstreaming of country music, a genre that now ranks as the most popular in the United States but which, back in the 1960s, was accorded little respect in the mass media. Jimmy Dean had a #1 hit in the US and England with his song "Big Bad John," which established his fame, a fame that continues to this day due to his long stint as a spokesman for "Jimmy Dean Pure Pork Sausage," a company he founded and then sold to Consolidated Foods in 1984. Read more...

Actor

Character: Cletus Morgan

Big Bad John 1990

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Character: Himself

The Tonight Show 1962

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

Hee Haw 1969

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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