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Jimmy Dean

Singer, Actor, Television Host
9 August 1928 to 12 June 2010

Although best known for his role as reclusive billionaire Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Dean had already found success as a country singer with hits including Big Bad John. An occasional guest host of The Tonight Show he also fronted his own series, The Jimmy Dean Show (1963-66).

- Read Jimmy Dean's Guardian Obituary