Whatever Happened To: Jim Stafford
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Jim Stafford

Category: Show Biz
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: July 8, 2004
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
Jim Stafford
Claim to fame: By request: "I cannot find any information about what happened to Jim Stafford. He was a singer and comic popular in the early to mid 70's, with hit pop songs such as I don't like spiders & snakes and My Girl, Bill. Briefly he had his own variety show, I think around 1974-75. He was wildly popular for a brief time, then it seems he just dropped off the face of the earth. Can you guys do some research to find out what happened to him?"
Jim Stafford
Where are they now? HINT: When somebody falls of the face of the earth, start looking in Branson, Missouri. Stafford had two more hits, Jasper (co-written by Dave Loggins) and Turn Loose Of My Leg, appeared in a Clint Eastwood movie (Every Which Way You Can). He and wife Bobbi Gentry divorced in 1980. He did the Vegas and county fair circuit before settling in Branson, Missouri in 1990, opening the Jim Stafford Theatre.
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Cindy said:
August 3, 2012 2:31 AM
I am so glad to finally see any information on Jim Stafford. I loved watching him and listening to his songs in the 70's. It seems that he did disappear after his small part in 'Any Which Way You Can'. I really miss his humor and talent. I never missed his show. Thanks for posting the video. I actually watched that episode of the Smothers Brothers. I getting old!
October 26, 2013 7:49 AM
I HAD A BIG CRUSH ON HIM WHEN I WAS IN MY TEENS !! I wish he would come back and show our youth how to play a song and tell a story too! YOUR THE BOMB JIM!!! PLEASE COME BACK !!!
Tammy said:
October 27, 2013 10:03 PM
I also had a crush on Jim Stafford. I just saw him on an episode of "Love Boat" from 1977.......
Skip Kennedy said:
November 9, 2014 8:52 PM
His theater in Branson is closed. Sold contents. Where is he now?
Angela said:
May 10, 2017 6:28 PM
He retired in 2014.
Andy said:
July 27, 2017 6:09 PM
He has played at the Florida Folk Festival for the past few years. Great performer! He also still performs at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson, MO
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