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Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Andy Griffith Dead at 86Submit Comment
Television icon Andy Griffith, best known for the '60s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" and '80s/'90s drama "Matlock," has passed away today in North Carolina. He was 86 years old.

Griffith began his career as a comedic monologist with the 1953 release of "What It Was, Was Football," a massive hit both on radio and in stores. On Broadway, he earned Tony nominations playing a country bumpkin in the Army-based comedy "No Time for Sergeants" and a sheriff in the musical "Destry Rides Again." He then moved to Hollywood and starred in such films as "A Face In the Crowd" and "No Time for Sergeants."

Outside of "The Andy Griffith Show," the actor endured several short-lived series in the '70s and then suffered temporary leg paralysis from Guillain-Barre syndrome in the '80s before enjoying an unlikely career renaissance in the title role of the legal drama "Matlock," which debuted in 1986. "I donít know how to do but two things," he told USA Today in 1993. "I know how to write and I know how to act. I'm just not good at anything else."

Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from President George W. Bush.

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OneTime writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:21:09 PM

dam i grew up watchin this guy...RIP

is don knotts dead yet?
BadChadB33 writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:24:23 PM

RIP Mate!
Ranger writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:33:27 PM

Never heard a bad thing about this guy. He lived when Hollywood was full of class-acts and gentlemen.

RIP.
minkowski writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 9:33:30 PM

Thanks WP. Without your astute and punctual delivery of the news, how would any of us know what's going on?
minkowski writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:02:06 PM

And in other WP news, Orson Welles has passed away after a long illness of arrogance.
pornfly writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:19:49 PM

Until this morning i was under the assumption he already was
Matlock looked 90

I remember him saying something bout his show that he didnt want any jokes in the scripts,just good writing
Rest in peace good sir

How bout that Opie?
Bald and a ginger?? talk about birth control
bandolero999 writes:
on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:48:07 PM

At least he wasn't gay and smeared bird sh*t on his face.

See ya at the party richter
Deaft0ne writes:
on July 4th, 2012 at 1:27:24 AM

86'd at 86. Good timing, Matlock. But Abe Vigoda continues laughing.
trailertrash writes:
on July 4th, 2012 at 4:26:27 AM

RIP
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on July 4th, 2012 at 10:20:19 AM

@One Time

Yes, Don Knotts is dead.


Rest in Peace, Mr. Griffith. You were more dignified than a lot of celebrities and at least didn't drive a car off a ravine and kill a passenger, due to drunk driving.

... and at least you didn't try asphxyiating yourself to death like Aunt Bea or David Carradine ...
cress writes:
on July 4th, 2012 at 11:38:41 AM

The Andy Griffith Show is one of the best shows ever. Knotts was hilarious, and Griffith really let him shine by playing the straight man to Knotts comedy. The only reason Matlock was a success was Griffith's performance. He was a class act. RIP.
Dapperdave writes:
on July 4th, 2012 at 7:42:54 PM

Minkowski..get off WP if you don't find them to be informative.
minkowski writes:
on July 5th, 2012 at 12:03:00 AM

^^Stop trolling threads I've already abandoned, unless you'd like to have a face to face chit chat.
minkowski writes:
on July 5th, 2012 at 12:04:00 AM

"and at least didn't drive a car off a ravine and kill a passenger, due to drunk driving."

Now who would THAT be, hmmmmm?
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on July 7th, 2012 at 8:21:18 PM

minkowski writes:
on July 5th, 2012 at 12:04:00 AM
"and at least didn't drive a car off a ravine and kill a passenger, due to drunk driving."

Now who would THAT be, hmmmmm?

@mink
*in my best Church Lady voice* "Would it be..... Satan ?"

Nope. Just Ryan Dunn, Adolph Hitler's new "cell-bitch".

Satan has more class.
Watson23 writes:
on July 7th, 2012 at 8:58:58 PM

Ryan Dunn isnt in hell hes in heaven.

Max youre just jealous cuz he was cooler than you.
Dapperdave writes:
on July 8th, 2012 at 8:45:48 PM

^^Stop trolling threads I've already abandoned, unless you'd like to have a face to face chit chat.

Lol you clearly didn't abandon sh*t if your still commenting... It's not like you get a notification saying someone commented about you..so yah you came back and checked this sh*t out yourself no? You want to meet face to face pal? give me a time and a place, lol don't get tough over a computer buddy your prob a panzy bitch

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