Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith Andy Griffith Show 1960.jpg
Griffith in a publicity photo for The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Born
Andy Samuel Griffith[1]

(1926-06-01)June 1, 1926
DiedJuly 3, 2012(2012-07-03) (aged 86)
Burial placeRoanoke Island, North Carolina, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.Mus 1949
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, singer, writer, director, musician, teacher
Years active1955–2012
Notable work
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Barbara Bray Edwards
(m. 1949; div. 1972)

Solica Cassuto
(m. 1973; div. 1981)

Cindi Knight
(m. 1983)
Children2

Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926  – July 3, 2012) was an American stage, movie, and television actor.[2] He also produced and directed. He was a singer and a writer. He starred in the 1957 movie A Face in the Crowd. He also starred in the 1958 movie No Time for Sergeants. His television series are The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

Early life[change | change source]

Griffith was born on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the only child of Carl Lee Griffith and his wife, Geneva (nee Nunn).[3] He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was the father of two children. He was married three times.

Lawsuit[change | change source]

Griffith once had to sue a man named William Fenrick after Fenrick legally changed his name to Andy Griffith because Fenrick ran for town's sheriff. This angered Griffith, but soon afterwards the lawsuit was dropped. Fenrick lost the election for towns sheriff.[4]

Health and death[change | change source]

In 1986, Griffiths suffered from Guillain–Barré syndrome and could not walk for 7 months.[5] Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 9, 2005. Griffith died on July 3, 2012[6] of a heart attack in Manteo, North Carolina, aged 86.

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Andy Griffith Interview – Archive of American Television video". Event occurs at 0:33. My name is Andy. It never was Andrew.
  2. Telegraph obituary
  3. "Andy Griffith Biography (1926–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  4. "Andy Griffith sues Andy Griffith". CBC.com. November 11, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  5. Andy Griffith at Who's Dating Who
  6. "TV legend Andy Griffith dead at 86". Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 3, 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]