Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012

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Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on 1 June 1926. He attended the University of North Carolina and was graduated in 1949. As an actor, he quickly gained fame through his portrayal of an illiterate hillbilly in the Broadway and film versions of No Time for Sergeants (1955). He also used this character in monologues such as What it Was Was Football and in appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show . Although he continued to appear in films ( A Face in the Crowd in 1956 and Onionhead in 1958), it was through his portrayal of a small-town sheriff in The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) on television that Griffith achieved legendary status, particularly in the South. Griffith also starred in such short-lived television series as The Headmaster (1970) and The New Andy Griffith Show (1970). His dramatic series Matlock was successful in the late 1980s and 1990s.

From the guide to the Andy Griffith Papers, 1949-1997, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Andy Griffith is a stage, television, and film actor, who was born in Mount Airy, N.C. He was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1949.

From the description of Andy Griffith papers, 1949-1997. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 31070091

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referencedIn Greenbaum, Everett. [Interview with Everett Greenbaum] [sound recording] / Everett Greenbaum ; [interviewed by] David Marc, Encino, CA, November 16, 1996. Syracuse University
creatorOf Griffith, Andy, 1926-. Andy Griffith papers, 1949-1997. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Griffith, Andy, 1926-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Hudson, Bill. The Hudson Brothers show. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989. Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn WBT (Radio station : Charlotte, N.C.). WBT/WBTV corporate records, 1920-2009, 1954-1989. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Dramatic Art. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dept. of Dramatic Art photographs and related materials, 1911-1970s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn McGlinn, Frank C. P. Frank C. P. McGlinn papers, 1920s-1970s [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
contributorOf ROWAN AND MARTIN AT THE MOVIES United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Prouty, William W. William W. Prouty photographic collection, circa 1955-1961. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Andy Griffith Papers, 1949-1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Silden, Isobel K. Isobel K. Silden papers, 1975-1990. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection radio and television files, 1930-2005. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Blocker, Dan, 1928-1972 person
associatedWith Brown, Les, 1912-2001 person
associatedWith Burnett, Carol person
associatedWith Day, Doris, 1924- person
associatedWith Diller, Phyllis person
associatedWith Douglas, Kirk, 1916-.... person
associatedWith Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Ffolkes, David person
associatedWith Greenbaum, Everett. person
associatedWith Greene, Lorne person
associatedWith Heston, Charlton person
associatedWith Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 person
associatedWith Knotts, Don, 1924-2006 person
associatedWith Landon, Michael, 1936-1991 person
associatedWith Mahin, John Lee, 1902-1984. person
associatedWith Martin, Dean, 1917-1995. person
associatedWith Martin, Dick, 1922-2008 person
associatedWith McGlinn, Frank C. P. person
associatedWith McNair, Barbara person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Peppard, George person
associatedWith Prouty, William W. person
associatedWith Silden, Isobel K. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith United States. Department of Treasury corporateBody
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associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Class of 1949. corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Dramatic Art. corporateBody
associatedWith WBT (Radio station : Charlotte, N.C.) corporateBody
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Subject
Actors--History--20th century
Television programs--History
Television personalities--History
Television actors and actresses--History
Motion picture actors and actresses--History
Motion pictures--History--20th century
Occupation
Singers
Comedians
Writer
Musicians
Actors
Television producers
Teachers
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Birth 1926-06-01

Death 2012-07-03

Americans

English

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