Andy Griffith was an American actor, comedian, producer, singer, writer, director, musician, and teacher who is best known for playing the lead role of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the widely popular situation comedy television series, The Andy Griffith Show, from 1960 to 1968. Apart from his career as an actor, he was also an accomplished musician whose album, I Love to Tell the Story – 25 Timeless Hymns, won the 1997 Grammy Award for “Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album”.

Age

He was born on June 1, 1926.

Died

Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 on July 3, 2012, in Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina, United States from a heart attack.

Resting Place

Griffith Family Cemetery, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina, United States

Sun Sign

Gemini

Genre

Comedy

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

He had released his work via Colonial and Capitol Records.

Girlfriend / Spouse

Andy Griffith had dated –

  1. Betty Kelly – Rumor
  2. Aneta Corsaut
  3. Barbara Bray Edwards (1949-1972) – Andy Griffith married Barbara Bray Edwards on August 22, 1949, and the duo became parents to 2 adoptive children – a son named Andy Samuel Griffith Jr. and a daughter named Dixie Nann Griffith. However, after being together for more than 2 decades, they got divorced in 1972.
  4. Solica Cassuto (1973-1981) – In 1973, he married Greek actress Solica Cassuto but they eventually separated by the year 1981.
  5. Cindi Knight (1983-2012) – On April 12, 1983, he got married to Cindi Knight and they remained together until his last days.

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Southern drawl
  • Gruff, gregarious voice

Brand Endorsements

Andy Griffith had appeared in TV commercials for brands like A-1 Steak Sauce, Ritz Crackers, and Sanka Coffee.

Religion

He was raised Baptist.

Andy Griffith Favorite Things

  • Character Played By Him – Ben Matlock in Matlock

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Andy Griffith Facts

  1. His son died of alcoholism in 1996.
  2. In April 1983, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome and he was unable to walk for 7 months as he suffered paralysis from the knees down.
  3. Andy Griffith was best friends with fellow actor and comedian, .

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Facts of Andy Samuel Griffith

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAndy Samuel Griffith
  • middle nameSamuel
  • nicknamesAndy
  • birthplaceMount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of Birth June 01, 1926
  • Age 95 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundEnglish, Irish, German, French, Welsh, and Scottish
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$60 million
  • professionActor, Comedian, Producer, Singer, Writer, Director, Musician, Teacher
  • weight76 kg or 167.5 lbs
  • height6 ft or 183 cm
  • hair colorGray
  • eye colorBlue
  • body type / buildAverage
  • high schoolMount Airy High School
  • collegeUniversity of North Carolina (UNC)
  • motherGeneva
  • fatherCarl Lee Griffith

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