Television icon Andy Griffith, best known as the sage town sheriff in the '60s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and as a cantankerous defense attorney on 1980s-'90s drama Matlock, died today in Roanoke Island, N.C. He was 86 years old
Just finished a celebrity death trio at the end of June, so this starts a new one. (Doris Singleton (I Love Lucy), Don Grady (My Three Sons), and Nora Ephron (wrote Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, etc)) Predictions?
My wife, who almost never whistles, tells me she was whistling this a.m. and stopped to think what it was she was whistling. It was, of course, the theme to The Andy Griffith Show, A bit later she turned on the TV and heard he has died.
I had the chance to grow up in a Mayberry like town in East Texas, My grandfather was the county Sheriff back in the early 60's and it was so much like the Andy Griffith show in many ways, unfortunately no Barney or Goober but the layed back lifestyle was great. I was just telling my mother the other day how much I missed those days and how I luved to watch the Andy Griffith show as it reminded me of a simpler time and easier life....RIP Andy you will be missed.
What a wonderful man! I great up in a town of 300 people, (And, my grandfather was the town barber in a slightly larger town nearby) so I could really relate to Mayberry - the good and bad aspects. Everyone took care of everyone; everyone was in everyone's business.