RIP Andy Griffith, 1926-2012
The legendary actor died in North Carolina.
Griffith first gained prominence in Hollywood after appearing in the Elia Kazan film “A Face in the Crowd.”
In 1960, he played the lead character in “The Andy Griffith Show,” where he became a household name and a staple of American television. The show ran until 1968.
In 1986, he returned to television with the long-running series, “Matlock.”
He was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush.
Griffith also starred in one of the great movies of all time, playing Lonesome Rhodes in “A Face in the Crowd”