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Andy Griffith

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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Mount Airy
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 June 1926
Sigh: Cancer
Died On: July 3, 2012
Education: Mount Airy High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andy Griffith was bornon 1 June 1926 in Mount Airy, American, is Actor. Andy Griffith was an actor, television producer, writer and a singer. He was one of the most famous television personalities of the last few decades. ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, which entertained the audiences for nearly eight years, was his most famous show and took him to great heights of success. With a humble beginning as a comedian, Griffith proved his versatility by starring in several roles. His portrayals of villainous characters in several television films received huge appreciation while he was already a star in the field of comedy. As time passed by, he took up more challenging roles and executed them in the best possible manner. A veteran of Broadway, he had come a long way from shackles of poverty to become one of the celebrated individuals of television. His character of ‘Andy Taylor’, the protagonist in the ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, is perhaps his most reminisced role and the highlight of his career. However, Griffith never allowed himself to be typecast and moved ahead to act in movies. He was also a country and gospel singer and even won a Grammy.


$45 Million


His last film appearance was in the 2009 rom-com ‘Play the Game’ where he played the role of Grandpa Joe


He appeared in several films through the 1990s and in the early 2000s


He got married to Cindi Knight on April 12, 1983 and was with her till his death


He starred in the comedy feature film ‘Hearts of the West’ in 1975 as Howard Pike alias Billy Pueblo


From 1973 to 1981, he was married to the Greek actress, Solica Cassuto


In 1972 , he started ‘Andy Griffith Enterprises’, his production company and starred in several television films, such as ‘Go Ask Alice’, ‘The Strangers In 7A’, ‘Winter Kill’ and ‘Pray for the Wildcats’ throughout the 1970s


After an extremely successful stint, he chose to quit ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ in 1968 to begin a career in movies


The year 1960 marked the beginning of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ which was offered to him by channel CBS, after his guest performance in the sitcom ‘Make Room for Daddy’


In 1957, he appeared on television again with the movie ‘A Face in the Crowd’, portraying a vagrant who eventually becomes a TV personality


He appeared in the theatrical version of the same name on Broadway in October 1955 and Griffith was immensely appreciated for his performance


It was an adaptation of the 1954 best-selling novel of the same name by Mac Hyman


Later, he set out as a monologist and his monologue ‘What it Was, Was Football’, released in 1953, became very popular


Initially, he studied to be a Moravian preacher but later pursued music and joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from where he received his degree in music in 1949


His mentor was Ed Mickey, a priest at Grace Moravian Church, who nurtured his skills till his graduation from high school in 1944

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