10 Celebs You Thought Were Dead

Every now and again you may be watching an old movie or TV show and you momentarily wonder, ‘whatever happened to this guy?’ Your next thought is usually that they must be gone, as it has been so long since they’ve done anything new. Well, the celebrities on this list are names and faces most of us know—some from film and some from television. They are actors and actresses who were stars awhile ago, but have not been active in recent years. Perhaps, you thought it was because they had passed on but eureka, they turn up on a talk show or you read about them online or in a newspaper.

This list includes many actors who were once acclaimed by critics and nominated for and won many prestigious awards. Now they are just enjoying a much quieter existence. So have a look here and see if you are not surprised at who you see here. They are older but definitely alive and well.

10. Jim Nabors, born June 12, 1930 (age 83)

He is an American actor and singer. Nabors was born and raised in Alabama but moved to Southern California because of his asthma.  He was working in a nightclub and was discovered by the late actor Andy Griffith and asked to join the cast of “The Andy Griffith Show”. He was best known for being Gomer Pyle on television. Nabors became a popular guest on variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s (including two specials of his own), which showcased his rich baritone voice. He also recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them were romantic ballads. In 2013 Nabors married his companion of 38 years ,Stan Cadwallader. Nabors said he and Cadwallader traveled from Hawaii to Washington state, where gay marriages are legal.  They were married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

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