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James Best

26 July 1926 to 6 April 2015

An American actor best known for playing the hapless foil to the Duke family, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, in The Dukes of Hazard (1979-1985). Best began acting under contract for Universal in 1949 and his other notable credits included The Killer Shrews (1959) and Shock Corridor (1963).

Read James Best's Telegraph obituary here