RIP Jimmy Dean 1928-2010
Long before he was known as the sausage king, Jimmy Dean was a famous country singer who had his own TV show. He passed away at his home south of Richmond, VA.
Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas, and dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. But he went on to a successful entertainment career in the ’50s and ’60s.
In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. He sold the company to Sara Lee Corp. in 1984.
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