James Speros Karathanasis (aka Jimmy Karath) passed away peacefully on January 29, 2014, after his courageous battle with COPD. He was born on July 21, 1942 in Hyannis, MA. to Speros and Aurelia Karathanasis. Jimmy was a musical prodigy. He sang with the Mitchell Boys' Choir and at 16, was under contract to Colpix Records. His songs "Young and Impatient" and "Dreamer" can still be heard on the internet. Jimmy worked as an actor and had many film and TV credits. He was married to Effie Dirbokis, and their union produced his beautiful and beloved daughter Christina Aurelia. Jimmy had a generous, compassionate heart and boundless enthusiasm for life. He loved and was extremely proud of his family and his Greek heritage. He is survived by his daughters Sheri and Christina, his sisters Francie and Kym, his brother in laws John and Philippe, his nephews Jonathan and Eric, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. And now he brings his beautiful voice to sing in a heavenly choir. Yassou, Zemakee mas!
KARATH, Jimmy (James Speros Karathanasis)
Born: 7/21/1942, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 1/29/2014, Ventura, California, U.S.A.
Jimmy Karath’s westerns – actor:
Fury (TV) – 1955 (Buck Wilson)
My Friend Flicka (TV) – 1956 (Paul)