fonzi242004 Posted August 11, 2006 Report Share Posted August 11, 2006 James Best, who is best known for playing Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard," will receive the Harvey Award from The Jimmy Stewart Museum. Best, 80, is scheduled to receive the award Oct. 20 at an event hosted by Nick and Nina Clooney. Because Best is also an artist, the museum is hoping to organize a show of his works, said museum executive director Tim Harley. Best starred with Stewart, a native of Indiana, in the films, "Winchester '73," "Shenandoah," "The Mountain Road" and "Firecreek." He also appeared in several other films, including "Seven Angry Men," "The Last of the Badmen," "Cast a Long Shadow" and "Gator." His TV appearances include roles in "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason" and "Rawhide." Best played Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" from 1979 to 1985. He once said the character's persona was developed from a voice he used when he would play with his three children. Earlier this year, the Harvey Award was given posthumously to actor Spencer Tracy and accepted by his grandson Joseph Spencer Tracy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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