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Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith was an American actor, comedian, television producer, singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television.

Andy Griffith Age

He was born on 1 June 1926, in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Andy Griffith Early life

He was the only child of carl lee Griffth and his wife Geneva (nee Nunn)  Griffith lived with relatives until his parents could afford to buy a home. With neither a crib nor a bed, he slept in dresser drawers for several months.

As a student at Mount Airy High School, Griffith polished an interest in the arts, and he participated in the School’s drama program.

Griffith attended the University of North Carolina(UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1949. Griffith attended the University of North Carolina(UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1949.

Andy Griffith Relationship

Griffith and Barbara Edwards were married on August 22, 1949, and they adopted two children: a son, Andy Samuel Griffith, Jr. (born in 1957 and better known as Sam Griffith) and a daughter, Dixie Nann Griffith. They divorced in 1972. Solica Cassuto was his second wife, a Greek actress. They were engaged from 1973 to 1981. Griffith and Cindi Knight were married on April 12, 1983.

Andy Griffith Career

Griffith career starred in Ira Levin’s one-hour teleplay version of No Time for Sergeants (March 1955) — a story about a country boy in the United States Air Force — on The United States Steel Hour, a television anthology series. later reprised his role for the film version (1958) of No Time for Sergeants; the film also featured Don Knotts, as a corporal in charge of manual-dexterity tests, marking the beginning of a lifelong association between Griffith and Knotts. in  New York stage appearance was the titular role in the 1959 musical Destry Rides Again, co-starring Dolores Gray. The show, with a score by Harold Rome, ran for 472 performances and more than a year. Griffith was nominated for “Distinguished Musical Actor” at the 1960 Tony Awards, losing to Jackie Gleason.

Andy Griffith Television Roles

His first appearance on television was in 1955 in the one-hour teleplay of No Time for Sergeants on The United States Steel Hour. That was the first of two appearances on that series. he also appeared as a county sheriff(who was also a justice of the peace and the editor of the local newspaper) in an episode of Make Room for Daddy, starring Danny Thomas.

 Andy Griffith Show

Griffith starred as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show for the CBS television network. The show took place in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina. The show was filmed at Desilu Studios, with exteriors filmed at Forty Acres in Culver City, California.t was an immediate hit. Griffith never received a writing credit for the show,

Griffith receiving freedom award

but he worked on the development of every script. Knotts was frequently lauded and won multiple Emmy Awards for his comedic performances (as did Frances Bavier in 1967), while Griffith was never nominated for an Emmy Award during the show’s run. despite being and contract with the CBS t to do one more season of the show. However, he decided to quit the show to pursue a movie career and other projects.


A Face in the Crowd (1957)
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Onionhead (1958)
The Second Time Around (1961)
Angel in My Pocket (1969)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Spy Hard (1996)
Daddy and Them (2001)
The Very First Noel (2006) (voice)
Waitress (2007)
Christmas Is Here Again – Santa Claus (2007) (voice)
Play the Game – Grandpa Joe (2008)

Awards and Honours

Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005)
  • Television Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1991).
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Andy Griffith Museum – a 2,500-square-feet facility which houses the world’s largest collection of Griffith memorabilia – opened on September 26, 2009, in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
  • Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for I Love to Tell the Story — 25 Timeless Hymns in 1997.
  • Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1999).
  • An 11-mile (18 km) stretch of US Highway 52 that passes through Mount Airy rededicated as the Andy Griffith Parkway.
  • Statue of Griffith and Ron Howard (as Andy and Opie) constructed in Pullen Park in Raleigh, North Carolina[Andy Griffith signature model guitar commissioned by C.F. Martin & Company
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005)
  • Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2007).
  • North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2010).

Andy Griffith Museum

The Andy Griffith Museum is a place both for learning about and celebrating Andy Griffith, who was born in Mount Airy in 1926. Home of the single largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to Andy Griffith, the museum features hundreds of items from Andy’s life and his career in theatre, film, and music. Highlights of the collection include actual props, wardrobe, and other artifacts from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock that were donated by Cindi and Andy Griffith, members of the casts and crews, and other individuals and organizations.

Griffith’s Death

Griffith died on July 3, 2012, from a heart attack at the age of 86 his home in Manteo, Roanoke Island, in Dare County, North Carolina. He was buried in the Griffith family cemetery on the island within five hours of his death.