- Name: Andy Griffith
- Born: 06/01/1926
- Died: 07/03/2012 (86 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, comedian, producer, singer, writer, director, musician, teacher
Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. Known for his southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, and his gruff but friendly voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995).
Birth Name: Andy Samuel Griffith
Notable Works: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.Mus 1949
Alias: Andy Samuel Griffith
Birth Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S.
Death Place: Manteo, North Carolina, U.S.
Andy Griffith quotes :
You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.Andy Griffith
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.Andy Griffith