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Jimmy Dean (August 10, 1928 Olton, Texas - June 13, 2010 Varina, Virginia) was an American singer, actor, and businessman who became a professional entertainer following a stint in the U.S. Air Force in the late 1940s. He was born Jimmy Ray Dean (not Seth Ward, as is sometimes stated - Seth Ward is the district of Plainview, Texas where he grew up).

He became the host of the popular Washington D.C. TV program Town and…

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  • Such a shame! I discovered 'Big Bad John' the other day, shame he's recently deceased. R.I.P.
  • Yes, Rest in Peace Sir, what a talent & entertainer. He has a great BIO & more on www.findagrave.com ~ click on Famous Person search. Being a 'baby boomer' & also being really tall, I garnered the nickname 'Big John' & lots of my friends tell me they think of me when they hear this song. Myself I think of the 'Sausage King' himself, a native Texan: Jimmy Dean. God bless~!
  • This is a bit late, but RIP Jimmy Dean
  • Jimmy Dean - great country icon will be missed :(
  • I have always liked this song.
  • I'm eating your Sausage/Pancake right now. ..RIP..
  • no more bumming around - rip
  • RIP man :(
  • R.I.P.
  • R I P

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