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Job Actor, comedian, television producer, singer, writer, teacher, and musician
Years active 1949-2012
Top Roles Pat Collins, Pvt. Will Stockdale, Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead, Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes, Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Family, Film Adaptation, Western
Top TopicsSlapstick, World War II, Aviation
Top Collaborators , (Director), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Morgan, Robert Newton  see more..

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Andy Griffith Overview:

Actor, Andy Griffith, was born Andy Samuel Griffith on Jun 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, NC. Griffith died at the age of 86 on Jul 3, 2012 in Manteo, NC .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Griffith was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

BlogHub Articles:

Celebrating the Mysterious Birth of

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 7, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

was born in Mount Airy, NC… Of all the facts in a person’s life, the birthday is supposed to be an easy one. Yet, to this day, I’m not exactly sure of ’s birthday. I’m not even sure he was. Andy Samuel Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, on June 1, 1926.... Read full article


Five Timeless Andy-Barney Skits from The Show (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Daniel de Vise)

By Guest Post on Oct 3, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

55 years ago today, on October 3, 1960, The Show debuted on CBS! In celebration of this wonderful Classic TV Anniversary, CMH is happy to welcome a very special Guest Blogger today — Daniel de Visé — Don Knott’s brother-in-law and author of the new book, Andy and Don... Read full article


The Show ( 1960-1968 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's nearly time for Me-TV to unroll their summer line-up of classic television shows and to kick up the excitement for the event the Classic TV Blog Association is once again hosting the Summer of Me-TV Blogathon. Since summer is just around the bend we thought we'd celebrate that season of sunshin... Read full article


The Show ( 1960-1968 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's nearly time for Me-TV to unroll their summer line-up of classic television shows and to kick up the excitement for the event the Classic TV Blog Association is once again hosting the Summer of Me-TV Blogathon. Since summer is just around the bend we thought we'd celebrate that season of sunshin... Read full article


The Show ( 1960-1968 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's nearly time for Me-TV to unroll their summer line-up of classic television shows and to kick up the excitement for the event the Classic TV Blog Association is once again hosting the Summer of Me-TV Blogathon. Since summer is just around the bend we thought we'd celebrate that season of sunshin... Read full article


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Andy Griffith Quotes:

Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead: [In reply to the old gossip who said that he had played the organ for a "naked harlot"] She was not naked. And how do you know she was a harlot? You are bearing false witness!


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During a 1959 performance of the Broadway musical "Destry Rides Again", in which Griffith starred opposite Dolores Gray, a small fire broke out backstage at the Imperial Theater. Although it was put out within a few minutes time, without causing any major damage, just enough smoke drifted toward the stage that there could have been a panic had not Griffith and Gray continued on with the scene as though nothing was happening. For their bravery, they were rewarded by the audience that night with a standing ovation and by the New York City Fire Comissioner with citations for heroism.

The town of Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show" is based upon Andy Griffith's hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. By the same token, the characters on the show will commonly mention the "sister city" of Mount Pilot. Mount Pilot does exist, but it's true name is Pilot Mountain, and has the same basic geographical positioning to Mt. Airy as Mayberry does to Mount Pilot. The towns in both reality and the series are about 15 miles apart. Both towns (in both universes) are north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina near the North Carolina and Virginia state borders.

His son, Andy Griffith Jr., died of alcoholism, in 1996.

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