Thursday, July 05, 2012

Famous Appalachians-Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith
Griffith receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, November 9, 2005
Born Andy Samuel Griffith[1] June 1, 1926 Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S.
Died July 3, 2012 (aged 86) Manteo, North Carolina, U.S.
Resting place Roanoke Island, North Carolina
Education Mount Airy High School
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Actor, comedian, television producer, singer (country, bluegrass & southern gospel), writer
Years active 1949–2012
Notable work(s) The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock
Political party Democratic
Spouse Barbara Bray Edwards (m. 1949–1972; divorced) Solica Cassuto (m. 1975–1981; divorced) Cindi Knight (m. 1983–2012; his death)
Children Andy "Sam" Griffith Jr.(deceased)Dixie Griffith
Wikipedia contributors. "Andy Griffith." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Jul. 2012. Web. 5 Jul. 2012.

Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America‎
Not coincidentally, it is also the state of mind given to us by Andy Griffith and his long-running TV show. More than anyone except perhaps Walt Disney, Griffith was the entertainment-world emblem of the 20th-century values Americans often like to say

Andy Griffith Legacy: The Mayberry and 'Andy Griffith Show' Effect

Huffington Post
Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America. It has a little post office, of course.

Appreciation: Andy Griffith acted, lived by the Golden Rule

Daily Herald‎
That Andy Griffith was never nominated for an Emmy for either of his signature series -- the rural family comedy "The Andy Griffith Show," in which he played small-town sheriff Andy Taylor, and the legal drama "Matlock," in which he played an Atlanta...

Remembering Andy Griffith's legendary TV career

Washington Post
Andy Griffith's famous friends and co-stars remember him as an entertainer who could do it all.

Hometown neighbors remember Andy Griffith

Washington Post
Andy Giffith's neighbors from his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C. remember the actor, best known for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor. Griffith died ...

Ron Howard: What I learned from Andy Griffith

Los Angeles Times
Ron Howard shares memories of Andy Griffith and professional and life lessons learned from him.

A canny actor behind the drawl and toothy grin

CBS News
FILE- This undated file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from "The Andy Griffith Show," from left, Don Knotts as Deputy ...

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