Sep. 23rd, 1938
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Tom Lester's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1995 - Gordy
1989 - Intruder
1974 - Benji
Guest TV Roles
Fleetus (segment "Love and the Competitors")
Born on September 23, 1938 in Jackson, Mississippi. He was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to Hollywood. Lester has remained single and spends his time between Laurel, Mississippi, and Hollywood. He speaks to youth groups and at religious gatherings at times about his faith. He's shared the stage three times with Billy Graham, and feels his notoriety from the show enables him to spread the word of God.
- Owns a 250 acre timber farm in Vossburg, Mississippi. In 1997, he was selected as Mississippi's Wildlife Farmer Of The Year.
- Best known by the public for his role as Eb Dawson on _"Green Acres" (1965)_ (qv).
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