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Actor Jim Nabors to wed longtime partner

Published: January 30, 2013 9:30 AM
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HONOLULU The actor best known for playing the TV character Gomer Pyle in the 1960s has married his male partner of 38 years.

Hawaii News Now reports Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15.

Gay marriage became legal in Washington state last month.

The 82-year-old Nabors says youve got to solidify something when youve been together as long as they have.

They couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter. Cadwallader is 64.

Nabors says hes been open about his homosexuality to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media before.

Nabors played Gomer Pyle in The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. television shows.

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anonymous Jan 30, 2013 8:59 PM

Golly! Wondered why he walked funny.