Post by ForeverWaltons on Apr 8, 2015 10:01:15 GMT -5
James Best was in the Twilight Zone 1963 episode "Jess-Belle" that was written by Earl Hamner. He is best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard." James Best is also featured in the new Earl Hamner Storyteller Documentary.
This thread is supposed to be In Memoriam to people who have been on The Waltons. I decided to list James here because of the Earl Hamner connections. He died on April 6th, 2015:
Earl Hamner Storyteller with Anne Serling and 45 others
April 7 at 9:08am · .
We are very sad to learn that James Best has passed. He is best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard". But he had an amazing career playing various characters for over sixty years. One such character was Billy Ben Turner in an episode of The Twilight Zone called "Jess-Belle", written by Earl Hamner. Mr. Best did a wonderful interview for our documentary last summer. We are very grateful for his contribution. We are also very grateful for the many years of entertainment he has given us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dorothy and their family.
It's been just over a week since our Best Friend and Sheriff, James Best was called to be with our Father in Heaven. James would enjoy posting his "Snippets" on his facebook page for all his fans to enjoy. We thought we'd do the same in remembering what James Best did best, Entertain Us! "I Love It, I Love It" We at the Earl Hamner Storyteller family are very grateful to James and Dorothy for allowing us into their home last summer as James shared his memories of The Twilight Zone, The Andy Griffith Show, The Waltons and The Dukes of Hazzard for the Earl Hamner Storyteller documentary. May You Rest In Peace James Best as We Will Remember You With Laughter!