Andy Griffith

TV Actor

Birthday June 1, 1926

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Mount Airy, NC

DEATH DATE Jul 3, 2012 (86)

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He became known as the Mayberry sheriff, Andy, on The Andy Griffith Show and starred in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. 

Before Fame

He developed an interest in acting during high school, but went to college with the intent of becoming a preacher.


In 1996, he released I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns, which went platinum and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album.

Family Life

He married and divorced twice before marrying Cindi Knight in 1983; they adopted Andy Samuel Griffith, Jr. and Dixie Nann Griffith.

Associated With

He co-starred with Patricia Neal in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd.


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