Andy Griffith

Entertainment
Hee Haw was a concept that nobody (including myself) thought would ever succeed. Some feared the proposed television program would set the burgeoning country music industry back 25 years.
Books
In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.
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Actress Betty Lynn is 87. It's hard to believe that 'Thelma Lou' was born on Aug. 29, 1926! Who woulda' thought? Even though it has been 48 years since The Andy Griffith Show actress appeared as a regular on TAGS playing the sweet, mild-mannered girlfriend of our favorite bumbling deputy Barney Fife, reruns keep 'Thelma Lou' young in our minds and in our hearts.
Celebrity
Griffith was survived by his wife, Cindi Knight, and his adopted daughter Dixie Nann Griffith. Iconic TV personality Andy
Wellness
Yes, the world is changing quickly. But, when you're rooted in the most solid foundation -- people and places -- that built this country, you've got growth potential. Because it lasts -- this granite, this community, this television show, this way or life.
Entertainment
The Oscars In Memoriam Reel always leaves important people out and this year seemed one of the worst. I watched those we're to remember, shocked the entire presentation was over so quickly.
Politics
Declinist panic. Hysterical nostalgia. America may not be over, but it is certainly in thrall to the idea. Read more on New
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While working on 'Cool Hand Luke' with Paul Newman, I would say, 'Good morning, Mr. Newman.' He never acknowledged my greeting. I continued that for two or three days until finally he said to me, 'I don't fraternize.'
Culture
If we just leave this question to the media, we deserve what we get. All of us must be concerned about our media diet and its powerful link to our cultural health, and we should be crying out to Hollywood to right the picture.
Los Angeles
Even though Mayberry, N.C. is a fictional town, fans looking to pay homage to Andy Griffith and his eponymous show can still
Wellness
It's rare for anyone in Hollywood to speak about someone's exemplary conduct on the set, an environment that's usually treated as off-limits, since how the sausage is made is best left unexamined. But some 50 years after working with Andy Griffith, Ron Howard's remembering the spirit of that generous work environment shows how lasting an impression such professionalism, joy and kindness can have on a young person.
Wellness
At some point in life, most of us have probably thought it would be idyllic to live in a place where people know and support each other, leave their doors unlocked with confidence and are afraid of practically nothing. Once upon a time that kind of living seemed commonplace. These days? Not so much.
Celebrity
RALEIGH, N.C. — The death certificate for Andy Griffith says the actor's death earlier this week was caused by a heart attack
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The passing of one of the greatest "down home" actors of all time -- Andy Griffith -- brings to mind that, sadly, many of the actors who lived in the fictional town of Mayberry are no longer with us.
Comedy
Both Bill Cosby and Roger Ebert have mentioned the story as something they memorized and recited. Via Roger Ebert Watch the
Entertainment
It is worth remembering today that Griffith's influence extended powerfully into the music. Imagine how many millions more were exposed to the timeless beauty of bluegrass music thanks to massive primetime exposure on The Andy Griffith Show.
TV & Film
Griffith, Jim Nabors, Don Knotts and George "Goober" Lindsey were on hand to accept the award. Lindsey died in May of this
Comedy
Andy Griffith, star of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock," has passed away at the age of 86. In some ways, his passing