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Andy Griffith is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 1 june 1926 at Mount Airy (USA)

Andy Griffith

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Birth name Andy Samuel Griffith
Nationality USA
Birth 1 june 1926 at Mount Airy (USA)
Death 3 july 2012 (at 86 years) at Manteo (USA)
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer. He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead character in the situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968), and in the legal drama, Matlock (1986–1995).


In 1945, while a student at the University of North Carolina, Griffith was initiated as a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national social music fraternity for men.

Griffith and Barbara Bray Edwards were married on August 22, 1949, and they adopted two children: a son, Andy Samuel Griffith, Jr. (born in 1957 and better known as Sam Griffith) and a daughter, Dixie Nann Griffith. They were divorced in 1972. Sam, a real-estate developer, died in 1996 after years of alcoholism.

His second wife was Solica Cassuto, a Greek actress. They were married from 1973 to 1981.

He and Cindi Knight were married on April 12, 1983; they had met when he was filming Murder in Coweta County.

Griffith's first serious health problem was in April 1983 when he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome and could not walk for seven months because of paralysis from the knees down.

On May 9, 2000, he underwent quadruple heart-bypass surgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
After a fall, Griffith underwent hip surgery on September 5, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Filmography of Andy Griffith (21 films)

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Play the Game, 1h45
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Liz Sheridan, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff, Clint Howard
Roles Grandpa Joe
Rating63% 3.196923.196923.196923.196923.19692
Play The Game is a 2009 indie film that tells the story of a young ladies' man, David, who teaches his lonely, widowed grandfather how to play the dating game, while playing his best games to win over Julie, the girl of his dreams. But as David's "foolproof" techniques prove to be anything but in his pursuit of Julie, the same techniques quickly transform Grandpa into the Don Juan of the retirement community. Slowly, the teacher becomes the student, and Grandpa must teach David how to win back the love of his life. But both David and Grandpa Joe may have met their match in more ways than one, leading to a surprise twist ending that makes the audience look back at the entire film in a new light.
Waitress (2007)
, 1h28
Directed by Adrienne Shelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Adrienne Shelly
Roles Old Joe
Rating69% 3.499113.499113.499113.499113.49911
Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress living in the American South, trapped in an unhappy marriage with controlling bully Earl (Jeremy Sisto). She works in Joe's Pie Diner, where her job includes creating inventive pies with unusual titles inspired by her life, such as the "Bad Baby Pie" she invents after her unwanted pregnancy is confirmed. The waitresses show up late for work, talk on the phone, spend much time with personal business, and talk back to the boss. Jenna longs to run away from her dismal marriage, and is slowly accumulating money to do so. She pins her hopes for escape on a pie contest in a nearby town, which offers a $25,000 grand prize, but her husband won't let her go. Her only friends are co-workers Becky (Cheryl Hines) and Dawn (Adrienne Shelly) and regular customer Joe (Andy Griffith), the curmudgeonly owner of the diner and several other local businesses, who encourages her to begin a new life elsewhere.
Christmas Is Here Again, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Edward Asnere, Jay Leno, Brad Garrett, Andy Griffith, Kathy Bates, Norm Macdonald
Roles Santa Claus (voice)
Rating52% 2.6179952.6179952.6179952.6179952.617995
Sophianna, a disabled orphan girl, sets out to find Santa's toy sack, (which is a magical source of toys since it was made from the baby Jesus' swaddling clothes) which is stolen by Krad who wants revenge after Santa stopped handing out coal to naughty children. She is helped in her quest by Paul Rocco, one of Santa's elves, Dart, a reindeer calf, Buster the fox, and his friend, Charlie the polar bear.
Daddy and Them, 1h41
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Laura Dern, Billy Bob Thornton, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston, Andy Griffith, Sandra Seacat
Roles O.T. Montgomery
Rating57% 2.8521452.8521452.8521452.8521452.852145
Ruby and Claude Montgomery are a very insecure and jealous couple, who must help when Claude's Uncle Hazel is jailed for attempted murder. An Arkansan family reunites as they travel with Ruby's older sister Rose, with whom Claude had a previous relationship, and Ruby and Rose's mother Jewel, who continuously talks about Rose and Claude's past relationship, which irritates Ruby.
A Song for the Season
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Naomi Judd, Andy Griffith, Gerald McRaney, Jayne Eastwood, Alison Pill, Taborah Johnson
Roles Jake Peterson
Rating66% 3.3435353.3435353.3435353.3435353.343535
During the holiday season, Bethlehem School goes under review by a stern school administrator Cal Peterson (Gerald McRaney), sent to eliminate programs to save money and the school itself. Following long review, Cal decides to eliminate the music program led by music teacher Lily Waite (Naomi Judd). Cal is unaware that his teenage niece Fern (Alison Pill), whom he has been taking care of, has been changed by the music program. At the final concert, before Lily must leave her job, the music program is saved by generous donations, and Cal sees Fern perform. There are many sub-plots, including the hijinks of Jake Peterson (Andy Griffith). With a musical back ground, this film is unique in itself, it reaches out to the viewer not only through acting but through the joy of Christmas music, showing tradition in a new light, and showing that you are only as old as you feel.
Scattering Dad
Directed by Joan Tewkesbury
Origin USA
Actors Olympia Dukakis, Andy Griffith
Rating54% 2.7079852.7079852.7079852.7079852.707985
An agorophobic woman who hasn't left her home in 20 years receives a visit from the spirit of her deceased husband who reminds her of a promise she made to scatter his ashes at his favorite vacation spot. With her daughters unavailable, she sets off to fulfill the promise herself.
Spy Hard
Spy Hard (1996)
, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Andy Griffith, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick
Roles General Rancor
Rating53% 2.6996952.6996952.6996952.6996952.699695
Secret agent WD-40 Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen) has his work cut out for him. Along with the mysterious and lovely Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14, he must rescue the kidnapped Barbara Dahl and stop the evil genius, a General named Rancor (Andy Griffith), from seizing control of the entire world.
Return to Mayberry, 1h35
Directed by Bob Sweeney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard Morris, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey
Roles Andy Taylor
Rating69% 3.4896253.4896253.4896253.4896253.489625
Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), now a US Postal Inspector, returns to his hometown of Mayberry, North Carolina with wife Helen (Aneta Corsaut)—whom he had married in 1968, on the sequel series Mayberry R.F.D.—but without his second-born son Andy, Jr. (christened on R.F.D.). Andy returns to Mayberry to see son Opie (Ron Howard) into fatherhood. Also, Andy plans to run in the soon-to-be held sheriff's election, as he has already asked county clerk Howard Sprague to prepare the paperwork. Andy puts aside any thoughts of running when he learns that his old deputy and cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), left Raleigh, and was appointed acting sheriff. Barney intends to win the elected position outright. However, the citizens question the easily riled Barney's sanity when he falls for a commercial ploy touting a Myer's Lake monster. Meanwhile, Opie ponders moving his family out of Mayberry to expand his journalism career.
Rustlers' Rhapsody, 1h28
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Tom Berenger, G. W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Fernando Rey, Andy Griffith, Sela Ward
Roles Colonel Ticonderoga
Rating64% 3.244133.244133.244133.244133.24413
The concept of the movie is explained in a voiceover intro by G. W. Bailey, who wonders what it would be like if one of the 1930s/1940s Rex O'Herlihan movies were to be made today. At that point, in a scene reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, the cinematography shifts from black & white to color and the soundtrack changes from mono to Dolby Digital surround sound.
Fatal Vision (TV), 3h20
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Actors Karl Malden, Gary Cole, Judith Barsi, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman, Andy Griffith
Roles Victor Worheide
Rating78% 3.9333253.9333253.9333253.9333253.933325
Murder in Texas, 3h20
Directed by William Hale
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, Andy Griffith, G. W. Bailey, Barry Corbin
Roles Ash Robinson
Rating72% 3.6313153.6313153.6313153.6313153.631315
Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress. His former father-in-law, convinced that his daughter was murdered, determines to see that the doctor is punished.
Frosty's Winter Wonderland, 25minutes
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Feminist films, Christmas films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Dennis Day, Paul Frees, Jackie Vernon, Shelley Winters, Andy Griffith
Roles Narrator
Rating68% 3.447083.447083.447083.447083.44708
Years have passed since Frosty left for the North Pole, but kept his promise to the children that he would be back again someday. When he hears the news about the first snowfall of the season, he comes back to the children. The children are excited to hear about Frosty's return and are overjoyed when he comes back to play with them, but then Jack Frost (voiced by Paul Frees) sees the fun that the children are having with Frosty and becomes jealous of him and attempts to steal his hat so the children will love him more.
Hearts of the West, 1h42
Directed by Howard Zieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Films about television
Actors Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Richard B. Shull
Roles Howard Pike
Rating64% 3.246123.246123.246123.246123.24612
Lewis Tater (Jeff Bridges), a 1930s-era aspiring novelist who harbors dreams of becoming the next Zane Grey, decides to leave his family home in Iowa to go to the University of Titan in Nevada so he can soak up the western atmosphere. He arrives to find that there is no university, only a mail order correspondence course scam run by two crooks out of the local hotel. He tries to spend the night at the hotel, and is attacked by one of the men. He escapes his attacker and steals their car, pulling over when it runs out of gas.
Pray for the Wildcats, 1h40
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed, Marjoe Gortner, Angie Dickinson, Janet Margolin
Roles Sam Farragut
Rating61% 3.0522653.0522653.0522653.0522653.052265
Sam Farragut (Griffith) is a sociopathic business executive in Southern California who forces a team of advertising agency employees (Shatner, Reed, Gortner) to embark on a dangerous dirtbike trip to the Baja California desert in order to compete for his business.
Winter Kill, 1h34
Directed by Jud Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Andy Griffith, John Larch, Tim O'Connor, Lawrence Pressman, Eugene Roche, Joyce Van Patten
Roles Sheriff Sam McNeill
Rating68% 3.433623.433623.433623.433623.43362