Quick Facts of James Thurston Nabors

  • Full NameJames Thurston Nabors
  • Net Worth$25 Million
  • Date of Birth1930 /06 /12
  • NicknameNabors
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • Birthplace Sylacauga, Alabama
  • EthnicityCaucasian white
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor, Singer, Comedian
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1954–2014
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • Spouse Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–2017)
  • Height6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m)
  • Body MeasurementSlim
  • EducationUniversity of Alabama
  • HoroscopeGemini

Jim Nabors was an American actor, singer, and comedian, best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle in the television comedy show, The Andy Griffith Show. He was also famous for singing Back Home Again before the start of the Indiana 500 race held annually over the Memorial Day weekend.

Nabors died in 2017. He enjoyed the most romantic and cheerful moments of his life with his spouse Stan Cadwallader. So, does he have any children from his same-sex marriage?

Who Is James Thurston Nabors? Bio & Wiki

Jim was born as James Thurston Nabors on 12th June 1930, in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States. Moreover, he was an American by his nationality and belonged to Caucasian white ethnicity.

Nabors was the son of Fred Nabors (father), a police officer and Mavis Pearl Newman (mother). He grew up with his two elder sisters, Freddie, and Annie Ruth. Nabors is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Jim Nabors’ Career

Jim Nabors’s career started when Andy Griffith discovered him at The Horn and hired to play a one-shot of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show in 1954. Later, he became a regular cast on the show and starred in the spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., etc. In 1964, Nabors showed his singing talent by singing in an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. He also sang the national anthem before Game #1 of the 1973 World Series in Oakland.

Nabors made his appearance in the American variety show, The Steve Allen Show in 1961. Furthermore, he appeared in an episode of I’m Dickens, He was Fenster in 1963. Nabors also guests starred in many TV shows including The Love Boat, Hi Honey, I’m Home!, and others. Likewise, his other television works are Stroker Ace, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, etc.

How Much Is Jim Nabors’ Net Worth?

Jim Nabors left a net worth of $25 Million at the time of his death. He earned an annual salary in the range of $2 Million to $4 Million. Nabors also made a fruitful income from his other works, which include live shows, record albums, etc. Similarly, his spouse had a net worth of $15 Million.

Some of Nabors’ hit movies with all budget and box office collections are listed below,

MoviesBox Office CollectionBudgetIMDb
On 13th November 1963 – Take Her, She’s Mine$3,400,000$2,435,0006.4
On 23rd July 1982 – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas$69.7 Million$20.5 Million5.9
On 1st July 1983 – Stroker Ace$11.4 Million$16.5 Million4.9
On 29th June 1984 – Cannonball Run II$56.3 Million$22 Million5.1

Nabors starred in the American situation comedy TV show, The Andy Griffith Show with Ron Howard and Don Knotts. Howard and Knotts have a net worth of $20 Million and $160 Million respectively. He also appeared with many famous actors who have maintained a fruitful wealth.

Nabors’ House

Jim Nabors and his partner bought a house in Honolulu, Hawaii at the price of $11.5 Million in 1992. However, they sold out their lavish home for $12 Million or $2.888 Million less than the asking price.

Jim Nabors' house located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jim Nabors’ house located in Honolulu, Hawaii.                                      Source: Los Angeles Times

Nabors’ home consists of five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a second-story living room that opens to a covered lanai on 5,900 square feet. So we can say, he lived a quality life in his luxurious home.

Who Was Jim Nabors’ Spouse?

Jim Nabors was married to his spouse, Stanley Don Cadwallader. The couple met for the first time in the late 1970s when Cadwallader was a fireman in Honolulu and began dating in 1975. Later, Nabors brought his long-time boyfriend to his Indy 500 performance in 1978. After spending a lovely time together, they engaged in the presence of their parents.

Jim Nabors with his spouse, Stanley Don Cadwallader.
Jim Nabors with his spouse, Stanley Don Cadwallader.                      Source: Simple Most

The love birds exchanged their wedding vows on 15th January 2013, in Seattle, Washington. They celebrated their wedding ceremony along with their friends and family at Seattle Washington’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Nabors’ Death

The pair’s marriage didn’t last long because of Nabor’s death on 30th November 2017 at his Honolulu, Hawaii. He died at the age of 87, due to immune system deficiencies. However, they didn’t share any children from their marriage.

Rumors & Controversies

Before marriage, there were some rumors that Nabors tied the knot with Rock Hudson, actor in the early 1970s. The people who spread the news failed to get the joke because Nabors was still closeted at the time.

Jim Nabors with his partner, Rock Hudson.
Jim Nabors with his partner, Rock Hudson.                                      Source: Homo History

Likewise, Hudson never publicly admitted of being homosexual, and the two reportedly never spoke to each other again.

Interesting Facts About Jim Nabors

  • Jim Nabors edited news footage for a local television station before pursuing acting.
  • Nabors released 28 albums and numerous singles and three certified either gold or platinum by the RIAA.
  • He was a smart businessman and one of the owners of Gomer Pyle: USMC.
  • He was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
  • Jim was born under the zodiac sign Gemini.
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