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DarrellH
07-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Such a shame. I've always liked his work.

http://news.yahoo.com/report-andy-griffith-died-age-86-141449183.html

ArtisticFan
07-03-2012, 03:43 PM
My father has not openly been a fan of American television, as he does struggle to understand the humor. However, he became a fan of Andy Griffith through the wonders of reruns on one of those channels.

To me he seemed a combination of country and classy that is rarely found today. He was one of the great ones.

Buzz
07-03-2012, 03:49 PM
Loved him and his work. R.I.P.

Coco
07-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Wow, what a career he had. Condolences to his loved ones.

I highly recommend "A Face in the Crowd." He was AMAZING in that film. Loved him in "Waitress" as well.

Nan
07-03-2012, 04:11 PM
A great loss. RIP, Mr. Griffith. :(

ilovepaydays
07-03-2012, 04:31 PM
RIP Andy Griffith. It's a sad day in Mayberry. But I bet Barney Fife is enjoying the reunion.

Cyn
07-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Andy Griffith had one of the longest and most successful careers in Hollywood, and he was always a class act.

(Given the ridiculous number of re-runs shown in syndication, this may seem an impossible feat, but I have never seen even one episode of The Andy Griffith show :o).

pollyanna
07-03-2012, 05:02 PM
:( RIP Mr. Griffith. You were a big part of my childhood, and I agree with the above, ALWAYS a class act.

Latte
07-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Mayberry was good, but my favorite was Matlock.
Funny the first thing I thought of when I saw this was that he and Don Knotts, his best friend, would be together again.
RIP

Grannyfan
07-03-2012, 06:03 PM
The Andy Griffith Show is my all-time favorite series. In fact, one of my favorite episodes, with the two floozies who won't go away, was on when I saw that Andy had died.

I second a previous poster's comments about A Face in the Crowd. It's a great movie with a timely message even though it's more than 50 years old.

FigureSpins
07-03-2012, 06:05 PM
Like most people, I have nothing but respect and admiration for Andy Griffith. May he rest in peace and be surrounded by friends and angels in Heaven.

When I bought a new car that came with satellite radio and the Family Comedy channel, I found out that Andy Griffith did more than just acting and singing. He had some great comedy bits where he retold Shakespearean dramas and classic opera stories in his good ol' boy style. Hilarious and classy.

Romeo and Juliet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7cNratdek

Cleopatra:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiA663FMBxE&feature=channel&list=UL

LilJen
07-03-2012, 06:20 PM
<whistles a tribute> RIP, Andy.

skatesindreams
07-03-2012, 06:26 PM
The comedy routines, which he wrote, made him famous; and opened doors for his incredible career.

More. from the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/arts/television/andy-griffith-actor-dies-at-86.html?pagewanted=all

and
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/03/showbiz/andy-griffith-dead/index.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57465667-10391698/andy-griffith-dead-at-86/
http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/npr/156187678/andy-griffith-a-tv-icon-from-mayberry-to-matlock

He was an amazing talent; and so gifted.
I will miss him,.

Thank you!
RIP, Mr, Griffith.

Simone411
07-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks for sharing the links and videos. I always loved Andy (Ang) and Barney (with his one bullet). He will be missed.

RIP, (((Andy))).

VALuvsMKwan
07-03-2012, 06:49 PM
Mr. Griffith was a very talented performer who made everything he did look so easy that I found that his acting ability and range was quite underrated. I was astonished when I first saw "A Face in the Crowd" at the ferocity and darkness of his Lonesome Rhodes.

I also smile when I remember his Ritz Cracker commercial - "Good cracker - GOOD cracker!"

He will always be a beloved part of my childhood and a great example to everyone of what one can do with one's life and career without compromising one's core values.

RIP and condolences to his friends, family and loved ones from TV and in real life.