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 TopicsBook-Based, Fame, Priests, Ministers, Clergy, Nuns
Top Collaborators , , (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


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


"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


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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
Remained good friends with Ron Howard during and after "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960).

His two children are adopted.

Best known by the public for his starring roles as Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960) and the title character in "Matlock" (1986).

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