RIP Andy Griffith

Posted by: dg_dave

RIP Andy Griffith - Tue Jul 03 2012 10:02 AM

Andy Griffith, who played Sheriff Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show, and the titular character of Matlock, has died.

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Posted by: kana205

Re: RIP Andy Griffith - Tue Jul 03 2012 11:55 AM

What a great man and he was great on The Andy Griffith Show.
Posted by: ladymacb29

Re: RIP Andy Griffith - Tue Jul 03 2012 06:32 PM

I never actually watched Andy Griffith Show, but I was (and still am) a big fan of Matlock. His character was great and I was always wondering (and hoping!) he'd finally date the Assistant DA, Julie. wink
Posted by: deputygary

Re: RIP Andy Griffith - Tue Jul 03 2012 08:02 PM

The thing I liked about The Andy Griffith Show was that there was always a lesson in them about the proper way to act. We would use videos of some of the episodes in religion class to demonstrate Commandments. It was a wholesome show, a funny show and a good show. And it seemed that it was genuine Andy Griffith.
Posted by: tjoebigham

Re: RIP Andy Griffith - Sun Jul 22 2012 06:32 AM

Certainly very few actors could boast such an electrifying movie debut as could Griffin in Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd" as manipulative hillbilly Lonesome Rhodes. Compare it with Griffith's Will Stockdale in "No Time For Sargeants" (and if it didn't influence the "Gomer Pyle" series, I'll eat my DVD player!) and you'll have some inkling of his range. I also own an old LP of his songs and routines.