- NAME: Andy Griffith
- OCCUPATION: Actor, Talk Show Host
- BIRTH DATE: June 01, 1926
- DEATH DATE: July 03, 2012
- EDUCATION: Mount Airy High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Mount Airy, North Carolina
- PLACE OF DEATH: Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina
- Full Name: Andy Griffith
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Andy Griffith is an actor and singer best known for his 1960s starring role in The Andy Griffith Show. He later returned to TV in the drama Matlock.
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Andy Griffith - Early Years (2:08)
The cast of "The Andy Griffith Show" recall their experiences on set.
On October 3rd, 1960, the world was introduced to Andy Griffith and a small town called Mayberry.
Andy Griffith began his entree into comedy with stand up acts that eventually landed him a record deal with Capitol Records.
Andy Griffith grew up in the quiet town of Mount Airy, North Carolina in 1926. His family faced tough times as the Great Depression hit but managed to make it through and even bought their own home.
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