Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Andrew Samuel Griffith was born on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina and was an only child. It was the same day as movie icon Marilyn Monroe. He had an early introduction into music and humor; a shy boy he came out of his shell when he saw he could make his peers laugh. In high school, Andy developed a love for the arts and participated in the school's drama program. He studied to be a preacher in college but changed his major to music. Andy went on to act in films in bit parts and also in early television. He is best known for his 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' character on the long-running series 'The Andy Griffith Show'. Also notable is 'Matlock' who was a country lawyer in Atlanta, GA. I have abbreviated this post because I have already done a 'Six Degrees' with Andy Griffith yet it does bear repeating for such a well-known celebrity. This morning, Andy Griffith passed away at the age of 86 and was buried right away with no autopsy or embalming. Find the connection!