Andy Griffith


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  • Birth Name: Andrew Samuel Griffith
  • Birth Place: Mount Airy, NC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/01/1926, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 07/03/2012
  • Profession: Actor; producer; singer; writer
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Review: Diva Night at the Oscars

The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.

This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.

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Ask Matt: Eureka, Dallas, Falling Skies, True Blood, Damages

Question: I hope you'll mention the passing of one of my favorite shows, Eureka. With all the hoopla around the finale of The Closer and the buzz about new and returning summer shows, the final episode of this quirky and creative Syfy gem will probably go unnoticed by most. Over the years it's become one of my favorites, serving up some high concept sci-fi stories with a healthy dose of humor and heart. Although I knew it was ending, the announcement last week of the July 16 "series finale" made me sadder than I expected. It's like nothing else on TV and I will miss all these wonderful, eccentric characters and this charming, if sometimes dangerous, town. Thanks for your insightful columns and recommendations! — Lenoreread more

Keck's Exclusives: Ron Howard Remembers Andy Griffith

Decades before his Oscar-winning career as the director of such films as A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and Cinderella Man (not to mention two of my favorites, Cocoon and Splash), Ron Howard's creative mind began taking shape playing the only child of a widowed sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show. After Griffith's passing on July 3, Howard spent his Independence Day holiday reflecting on the happy days he shared in Mayberry with a man he would always treasure. In his own words, Howard shares with TV Guide Magazine what Andy Griffith meant to him:

"Andy's passing and the outpouring of love and appreciation from fans and the media has caused me more


Andy Griffith Discusses Ben Matlock
No Time For Sergeants: Draft Dodger
Here's Lucy: Lucy And Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith on Becoming a Professional Actor

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Waitress [HD]

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Year Title Description
2009 TV's 50 Funniest Phrases TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Waitress Movie, Actor - Old Joe
1996 Spy Hard Movie, Actor - General Rancor
1992 Matlock TV Show Series, Actor - Benjamin L. Matlock
1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody Movie, Actor - Col. Ticonderoga

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Keck's Exclusives: Co-Stars Remember Andy Griffith

There aren't many adult cast members of The Andy Griffith Show still alive, so it's nice to know that the remaining few remained in touch with Andy Griffith until his death on July 3. Three years ago, Griffith and his wife, Cindi, visited... read more

Remembering Andy Griffith: Where to Watch Marathons, Tributes and More

Carolina home at the age of 86.

Fortunately, fans have not one, but two iconic TV shows with which to remember Griffith's legacy: The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, not to mention... read more

Andy Griffith Dies at 86

Andy Griffith, the television icon who headlined The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, died Tuesday morning, North Carolina's WITN News reports. read more

George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show’s Goober, Dies at 83

George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.

Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and... read more

VIDEO: Ron Howard Stages Andy Griffith, Happy Days Reunion

Ron Howard thinks Americans should vote for Barack Obama. And so do Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham.

During this campaign season, some celeb messages have been serious, others have featured useless yapping (we're looking at you Hayden Panettiere), but Howard's recent Funny or Die video is the fist to reunite cast members from two TV classics: The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.

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