Who is Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith, original name Andrew Samuel Griffith, (born June 1, 1926, Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S.—died July 3, 2012, Manteo, North Carolina), American actor who was perhaps best known for his portrayal of homespun characters, notably the sheriff on the television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–68) and a defense attorney in the dramatic series Matlock (1986–95).
While attending the University of North Carolina on a music scholarship, Griffith discovered an interest in performing and began taking acting classes. In 1955 he made his Broadway debut in No Time for Sergeants and earned a Tony Award nomination for his portayal of an air force draftee. He reprised the role for the 1958 movie after having made a strong film debut in A Face in the Crowd (1957). Griffith received a second Tony nomination for the musical Destry Rides Again (1959).
Andy Griffith Quotes
1. I’m not really wise. But I can be cranky.
2. I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.
3. I’m not as good a singer as I am an actor. So that’s why I – the stories I like so much is because I’ve been a story teller for a long time. I started as a singer and found out I didn’t have a very good voice. That’s the reason I went into acting.
4. Mornin’ ladies, my goodness don’t you look happy. Must be cuttin’ somebody up pretty good.
5. I still play that guitar. It’s a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I’ve played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.
6. Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He’d be very happy, he’d be very said, he’d be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn’t easy.
7. Any time I try to play anything that doesn’t come natural, I’m just plain bad.
8. I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of ‘Mayberry,’ and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.
9. Things have changed so much. People walked away from a simple life we had in the ’20s and ’30s, and I am glad that I am able to touch that period in our lives with the shows that I do and with the music that I do.
10. I was being laughed at. I hated it, so I made an adjustment to control the situation. All comics learn that.
11. There was just something about me she did not like.
12. You know when you’re young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
13. If you think and feel what you’re supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it’ll come out through your eyes – and the camera will see it.
14. The straight man has the best part. He gets to be in the show and see it, too.