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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Framed pictures -- most of them signed by top entertainers and political figures -- cover several walls of Jim Nabors' Diamond Head home, including the master bathroom. "I have thousands of pictures," said Nabors, reflecting on his long career in music and television. His momentos include a pair of high-top shoes from football legend Johnny Unitas and a framed replica of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM In 1971, Jim Nabors went to Vietnam with Bob Hope, rear, to entertain the troops.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Among the eclectic furnishings at the star's home is a piano that was a housewarming gift from pal Carol Burnett and items from Asia, North Africa and Hawaii.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Jim Nabors, pictured here at his oceanfront home in the Black Point neighborhood, became a full-time Hawaii resident in 1978. "I've been around a long time," he said.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM After 38 years together, Jim Nabors, right, and Stan Cadwallader, were married Jan. 15 in a private ceremony in Seattle, Wash.
COURTESY JIM NABORS Jim Nabors, 1965. After two seasons on The Andy Griffith Show, Nabors received his own spin-off, 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,' that lasted 5 seasons.