1 of 20: Jim Nabors, who plays the title role on television's "Gomer Pyle - USMC" looks over a 21-foot-long telegram received on Sept. 30, 1964 in Los Angeles from his home town of Sylacauga, Alabama. The telegram message, congratulating him on his success in the entertainment, took only two inches. The rest of the non-stop wire consisted of names of 750 Sylacauga families who sent the message. (AP Photo) (AP Photo/ Anonymous)

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