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Jim Varney

Jim Varney
Personal information
Birth nameJames Albert Varney, Jr.
Birth dateJune 15, 1949
Place of birthLexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Date of deathFebruary 10, 2000(age 50)
Death placeWhite House, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Cause of deathLung cancer
Alma materMurray State University
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1976 2000
SpouseJacqueline Drew (1977-83)
Jane Varney (1988-91)

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James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. (June 15, 1949 February 10, 2000) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, writer, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies in the following years, giving Varney fame worldwide and playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies.

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