Such a shame. I've always liked his work.
Such a shame. I've always liked his work.
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.
Loved him and his work. R.I.P.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare
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.
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
A great loss. RIP, Mr. Griffith.
If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
RIP Andy Griffith. It's a sad day in Mayberry. But I bet Barney Fife is enjoying the reunion.
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 ).
"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
RIP Mr. Griffith. You were a big part of my childhood, and I agree with the above, ALWAYS a class act.
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.
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.
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:
<whistles a tribute> RIP, Andy.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
The comedy routines, which he wrote, made him famous; and opened doors for his incredible career.
More. from the New York Times:
He was an amazing talent; and so gifted.
I will miss him,.
RIP, Mr, Griffith.
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Thanks for sharing the links and videos. I always loved Andy (Ang) and Barney (with his one bullet). He will be missed.
You mess with the bull, you get the horns; words to live by, to my mind. - Robeye
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.
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RIP Andy. Another part of my childhood gone.
Truth be told, I was never a fan of Griffith. His Matlock show was straight out of the Hayes Code where every guilty person would have his comeuppance. I think that is why Law and Order became such a hit for twenty years, you never know if the guilty person will be found guilty. On Matlock, he'd somehow come up with something on cross-X where the defendant would admit his own guilt on the witness stand. Yarrite. I hated that show. My mom bought one of his singing CDs. It wasn't good, but she liked it. So I'm happy she enjoyed it.
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My favorite movie of his was No Time For Sargeants.
His health hasn't been great for the last couple of years, so I've been expecting this news for awhile now. Doesn't make it any easier to learn about.
I'm another one who grew up w/Andy and Mayberry, only w/me it was the reruns. We also loved Matlock and will watch the reruns if we catch them on. Andy was a Class Act and I can't think of a single bad word said about him. That's something when you think of today's Hollywood.
Thanks to those who have shared those links. Will have to check them out.
Has Ron Howard released a statement yet? He was the second person I thought of after also thinking that he and Don were together again and more than likely making the Angels laugh so hard nothing in Heaven's getting done today.
Sigh...Another legend gone. May he rest in peace.
Was very sad to hear the news today. He really was one of the class acts! Loved both the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, and will still watch the reruns from time to time.