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Jim Nabors marries longtime companion in Washington



stroker.jpgJim Nabors was a fixture on television in the '80s, mainly as a bungling Marine private in reruns of Gomer Pyle USMC and as a guest on The Love Boat. But also when his only three big-screen appearances in the decade hit cable TV. (God, it seemed like Nabors must have owned shares of HBO for as often as Stroker Ace, Cannonball Run II and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas appeared on the channel. Come to think of it, Burt Reynolds -- his frequent co-star -- must also be an investor.)

So I'm happy to hear that Nabors is finally settling down and getting married to his longtime partner, Stan Cadwallader.

"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody," Nabors told the Associated Press. Hawaii News Now reports Nabors and Cadwallader traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle and were married Jan. 15.

Nabors said coworkers and friends knew about his homosexuality but this was the first time he'd told the media. 

"I'm not a debater. And everybody has their own opinion about this and actually I'm not an activist, so I've never gotten involved in any of this," Nabors told Hawaii News Now.

Nabor's last acting credit on was 1991, but he's continued to act -- mainly on stage in Las Vegas, Florida and Hawaii. Congrats to you, Lugs Harvey! 

[Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:11am]


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