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Mount Airy to Mayberry, Matlock to Manteo: A Look Back at Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith and Hugh Morton go back a long way. All the way back to 1953 when Morton needed an entertainer for a banquet at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. “Someone suggested a UNC graduate student who was active in the Carolina Playmakers,” said Morton in a 1982 interview. (A View to Hugh)

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Photos: Andy Griffith performs prior to UNC-N.C. State game (Kenan Stadium, September 25, 1954)

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