Andy Griffith, folksy TV sheriff and comedian, dies at 86
Andy Griffith was beloved by TV viewers as the drawling star of the ’60s sitcom ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and later as a lawyer on ‘Matlock.’ To former costar Ron Howard he was ‘like a wonderful uncle.’
By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
July 3, 2012
Andy Griffith, whose folksy portrayal of the wise and good-humored sheriff of Mayberry in the classic 1960s situation comedy”The Andy Griffith Show” made him one of television’s most beloved stars, has died. He was 86.