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Rest In Peace - James Best - Roscoe P. Coltrane

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  1. DFWRocket

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/james-best-dukes-hazzard-star-dies-88-article-1.2175964

    For editorial use only. Any commercial or promotional use of CBS content requires CBS's prior written consent - contact your local office for assistance.

    James Best was most famous for his role of Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard."
    James Best, best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard," died Monday night. He was 88.

    The actor passed away at a hospice facility following a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, a close friend told the Charlotte Observer.

    Aside from roles on other TV shows like "Gunsmoke," "Mod Squad" and "Bonanza," Best also formed an acting school in the '70s.

    The school taught Hollywood greats like Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Lindsay Wagner, Farrah Fawcett and Quentin Tarantino.

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  2. Dgn1

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    RIP, he was part of my childhood.
     
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    RIP. My first favorite show.
     
  4. DFWRocket

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    loved that show as a kid - it was a Friday night tradition
     
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    "Aaaaawwwwww Flash"
     
  6. CometsWin

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    I had a Dukes of Hazzard lunch box growing up, loved that show. Roscoe was probably my fave. The way he laughed and called Boss Hogg little fat buddy. LOL

    RIP Roscoe
     
  7. Nook

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    A great man has left us.
     
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    I bet you didn't get prior consent did you. DID YOU?!

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  9. Rocket River

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    Every Afternoon at 4:00 . . . . .

    RIP

    Rocket River
     
  10. Surfguy

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    I loved that show and character as well as a kid.

    Who can forget the sherif from that show? It's quite the legacy to leave. RIP
     
  11. Clutch

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    Man ... sorry to hear this. Loved this show as a kid. RIP, Roscoe.

    [youtube]b13YGy8ewCw[/youtube]
     
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    Were his last words gyuh-gyuh-gyuh...
     
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    Loved this show and his character. Anybody remember his appearance as a cool rock and roll star that fell on hard times on Andy Griffith? That episode always cracks me up when I think of him as Rosco P. Coltrane.
     
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    Roscoe P. Coltrane, Daisy Duke, and the General Lee were my favorite characters on the show!

    RIP Mr. Best!
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    RIP Many fond memories of that show and his character was so very memorable
     
  16. DFWRocket

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    since I'm not using this in any commercial or promotional way..no.

    I did, however, link back to the original source.:grin:
     
  17. Hippieloser

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    He was probably the best actor on the show, which, like all of you, I ****ing loved to death as a child. It was way more fun watching Roscoe lose over and over again than it ever should have been.
     
  18. B-Bob

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    The genius of James Best's Roscoe was how he made him the lovable heel. Even the Duke boys kind of liked him and sympathized with his mishaps.

    I would write his signature nonverbal expression of glee, but I don't know how to possibly spell it. Quew-quew! (???)
     

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