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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, Harold Hecht  see more..

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:

Seven Things to Know About

By Rick29 on Jun 24, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Andy in No Time for Sergeants. 1. 's first major success was a comic monologue called "What It Was, Was Football," in which a country preacher accidentally attends an American football game--having never seen one--and tries to describe it. It became a regional hit and was picked up for... Read full article


Encore podcast: "The Show" and How It Grew

By David on May 3, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"The Show” is Griffith’s best work — certainly his most personal. It was never out of TV’s Top 10 programs for its entire eight-season run, and it inspired a spinoff series, a TV movies and several reunion specials. Fifty years after it left the air, the reruns ... Read full article


"The Show" and How It Grew

By David on Mar 2, 2018 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

“The Show” is Griffith’s best work — certainly his most personal. It was never out of TV’s Top 10 programs for its entire eight-season run, and it inspired a spinoff series, a TV movies and several reunion specials. Fifty years after it left the air, the r... Read full article


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?Vis? — Don Knott’s brother-in-law and author of the new book,?Andy and Don... 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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Andy Griffith Facts
His characters had driven 2 separate Ford automobiles on both of his shows: "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960) and "Matlock" (1986).

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.

Was on same stage with Elvis Presley in "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show" (1956). It was Steve Allen's second show, as the host, and the show skyrocketed in popularity.

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