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RIP Rosco P. Coltrane

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Another one from my youth.

    James Best, who played Rosco P. Coltrane in "The Dukes of Hazzard," dead at 88.

    James Best Dead -- 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff Dead at 88 | TMZ.com

    TMZ story said he had an acting school attended by Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. Had no idea.

    I love it, I love it.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    This sucks. He was the best.

    The Dukes of Hazzard was my favorite show growing up. My 7th or 8th birthday was all Dukes of Hazzard. Napkins, plates, balloons, the works, really. Full spread. I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I shit my pants when I saw one of the stand-in General Lee cars pull into our driveway. Best birthday ever.

    RIP Roscoe. Forever in HOT PURSUIT of them Duke boys!
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  3. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Fixed that for you, hillbilly.
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  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I have a 40th birthday coming up in a few years. I'd be OK with it then, too!

    I shot the shit with Tom Wopat at Apple Blossom one year. One of my career highlights. And Cooter used to have one of his stores or whatever not too far away in Sperryville. We used to go there all the time.
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  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    One of my best girlfriends ever loved Dukes of Hazzard. 36-26-36 in 10th grade. One day, I told her DoH was full of it and explained how the stunts were faked.

    She broke up with me as a result.

    I still miss them.
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    What's Enos up to these days?
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Last I saw him, he was part of the Rectify cast. The mayor, I think. That was a couple years ago. Still instantly recognizable.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Them? You mean the Duke boys?
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    88? Wow. He didn't look like he was in his 50s when he was on the show. RIP

    Another show from my youth that I enjoyed. And on a side note, I saw Tom Wopat perform once on Broadway in Guys and Dolls. He was really good.
  10. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    No, her puppies.
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  11. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I think he was a classicly-trained actor, which makes his role of simpleton sheriff even more interesting.
  12. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    She probably looked damn good in some Daisy Dukes, too.
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