A hit spin-off from `The Andy Griffith Show' about a gentleman farmer and widower who's elected to the Mayberry Town Council. Some of `Griffith's' most endearing characters---Goober and Aunt Bee among them---moved over to this series, and that helped ensure its popularity, at least for a short time, as a gentle depiction of small-town life. In three years, however, despite still-strong ratings, CBS pulled the plug in a cutback of rural-oriented programming.
- Birth Name: Andrew Samuel Griffith
- Birth Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
- Died: July 3, 2012
- Profession: Actor, Producer, Singer, Writer