It is so sad to learn Andy Griffith, actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer and writer, has passed on. A Tony Award nominee for two roles, he gained fame in the starring role in the film, A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960–1968 Television comedy, The Andy Griffith Show and in the 1986–1995 legal drama Matlock. Griffith died on July 3, 2012 at the age of 86.
|Andy Griffith (right) as Sheriff AndyTaylor and Don Knotts (left) as Deputy Barney Fife, in a scene from|
"The Andy Griffith Show".