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Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith's biography

Andy Griffith is 86 years old writer born at Mount Airy. He was born on Tuesday 1st of June 1926. According to year of birth 1926 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 1st of June means he is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be writer. You can know him also as film producer, singer, voice actor, musician, singer-songwriter, television actor, stage actor, film actor, screenwriter, teacher, television producer. He is recently known as music teacher.

Andy Griffith's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mount Airy High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended and graduated from Mount Airy High School in Mount Airy, N.C. (1944).

Andy Griffith's career

His main focus is to be writer.

How did Andy Griffith die

He died on on Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 when he was 86 years old at Manteo. Andy Griffiths death was caused by heart attack. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Andy Griffith's Awards

  • In 1987, when he accepted the People's Choice Award, he said he was happy it was for Matlock (1986). He said that Matlock (1986) was his favorite character to date.
  • Griffith's album, "I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns" won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6148 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 21, 1976.

Andy Griffith's Rankings

  • His longest and most popular role of Andy Taylor, on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), was ranked at #8 in "TV Guide"'s list of the "50 Gretest TV Dads of All Time" in its 6/20/2004 issue.

What Andy Griffith has done for a first time

  • His two children, Andy Griffith Jr. and Dixie Griffith, were from his first of three wives, Barbara Griffith, as they decided to be parents, by adoption.
  • His first wife Barbara Griffith was a dancer, a singer and soprano.
  • He commuted from his coastal home in North Carolina to Los Angeles every weekend for the first six years while starring in Matlock (1986) on NBC.
  • He purchased his first trombone at age 15.

Andy Griffith's quotes

  • [on his off-camera relationship with Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee] There was just something about me she did not like.
  • [How he valued Don Knotts as an actor/best friend]: I loved Don. There was no one like him.
  • I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life, ... And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.
  • I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.
  • [When he used a televangelist as his model]: I did an impression of Oral Roberts, and near the end, I took Elia Kazan's head in my hands, and I healed him, I walked out of that restaurant with the part.
  • [on filming a 2-part Matlock (1986) episode in his hometown]: During all the years of the old Griffith show I tried to talk them into filming something in North Carolina, but they said, 'Why? They already think you're in North Carolina anyway.'
  • [on being released from Universal Studios - while being typecast as Andy Taylor]: I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of 'Mayberry,' and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.
  • If you think and feel what you're supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it'll come out through your eyes - and the camera will see it.
  • [In 1987]: They saw me as more of a personality than an actor, and I didn't get much work.
  • [In 1986]: There ain't no way you're going to do an hour show every week and go home to Mayberry.
  • [In 1989]: I always wanted to bring a show here. I thought it would be good for the town and good for the company.
  • Hell, I'm just not comfortable with it. But isn't this one beautiful piece?
  • People started saying that Mayberry was based on Mount Airy. It sure sounds like it, doesn't it?
  • [Who said in 1998 about [The Andy Griffith Show (1960)] that had singing]: Music was always important to our show. Don [Knotts] and I sang a lot together, you know ... We would sing hymns in the jail while we were dusting, sweeping and different things.
  • But I guess you could say I created Andy Taylor. Andy Taylor's the best part of my mind. The best part of me.
  • [Who said in 1994 about [Matlock (1986)]'s final season]: We have recently gotten more and more away from the traditional formula. I like that a lot. It makes it much more entertaining for people who perform on the show and I hope for people who watch.
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Andy Griffith's body shape

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