Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

American actor
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Andy Griffith

Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. Known for his Southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, and his gruff but friendly voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995).

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Full name at birth
Andy Samuel Griffith
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Claim to fame
The Andy Griffith Show
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Date of birth
1 June 1926
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Place of birth
Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA
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Date of death
3 July 2012
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Age
86 (age at death)
Place of death
Roanoke Island, North Carolina, USA
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Cause of death
Heart Attack
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Resting place
Roanoke Island, North Carolina, U.S.
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Actor
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6' (183 cm)
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Folksy, Friendly Personality
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Net worth
$60,000,000 USD
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High school
Mount Airy High School, Mount Airy, NC
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University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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[on his off-camera relationship with Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee] There was just something about me she did not like.
  • Suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and couldn't walk for 7 months. [1983]
  • Two children, Andy and Dixie, from his first marriage to 'Barbara Edwards'
  • 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).
  • He was the Tuesday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). He was still Tuesday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
  • Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1956, as Best Supporting of Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "No Time for Sergeants," and in 1960 as Best Actor (Musical) for "Destry Rides Again."

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