On The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Griffith portrayed a folksy small-town sheriff who shared simple heartfelt wisdom. The show was one of the most popular TV series in history. It generated successful spin-offs, and the original is still seen in re-runs to this day.
Griffith created his own production company in 1972, which produced several movies and TV series. In 1981, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Ash Robinson in Murder in Texas (1981).
In 1986 Griffith produced and starred in the successful TV series Matlock (1986). The show spawned numerous TV movies as well.
Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Andy Griffith Facts
|Birth Name||Andrew Samuel Griffith|
|Birthday||June 1, 1926|
|Birthplace||Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA|
|Date of death||July 3, 2012 (Date County, North Carolina, USA, age 86)|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Andy Griffith compared to you?|
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