Profile of the Day: Andy Griffith

Posted July 3, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Andy Griffith

Today we remember Andy Griffith, who died this morning at the age of 86 at his home in Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The beloved actor found instant success starring as the small-town sheriff in The Andy Griffith Show. In his early years, Griffith aspired to become an opera singer before turning his attention to acting after college. Although he enjoyed a long and diverse career years after The Andy Griffith Show, including a 9-year stint on the legal drama Matlock, it was Griffith’s iconic portrayal of Mayberry sheriff Andy Taylor that cemented his status as one of the most memorable actors in television history.

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  • Mark Nethery

    Andy Griffith is my 16th cousin twice removed. 

  • Porter

    Index to Vital Statistics – Surry County, NC and his WWII draft card shows birth date as 7 Jun 1926.