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Birth Name: James Best
Born: 07/26/1926
Birth Place: Powderly, Kentucky, USA

Born Jules Guy on July 26, 1926 in Powderly, KY, he was first cousin to Don and Phil Everly, better known as the pop group the Everly Brothers, through his mother's side of the family. One of nine children, Best's family was torn apart by his father's alcoholism and the financial devastation of the Great Depression. When his mother died in 1929, Best and his siblings were given up for adoption. The three-year-old was adopted by Armen and Essy Best and raised in Corydon, IN. After high school, he was a metalworker before joining the U.S. Army to serve in World War II; Best served on Army Air Corps B-17s and as a military policeman in postwar Germany. A chance encounter with a USO performer in... Continue Bio >>


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