Andy Griffith News & Bio

Name:Andy Griffith
Hometown:Mount Airy, NC
High School:Mount Airy
Born:June 1, 1926
Died:July 3, 2012
Andy Griffith

Fun Folklore at Carolina
While you’re probably familiar with the Carolina Inn, only a few are aware of its storied history. For example: singer, actor, writer, and UNC alum...

New Southern Historical Collection Acquisition Documents Andy Griffith at UNC
A new addition to the Andy Griffith Papers in the Southern Historical Collection provides a fascinating glimpse into Griffith’s experience as a UNC student in...

Remembering Andy Griffith's 'What It Was, Was Football'
A couple of generations after Andy Griffith recorded the comedy routine that made him a star, “What It Was, Was Football” keeps reaching new audiences...

Remembering Andy Griffith
All of which helps explain how Sheriff Andy Taylor evolved into one of television’s most iconic characters – a figure often referenced as “America’s Favorite...

UNC Alumni: The Tar Heels' most famous graduates and attendees
It isn’t only the athletes who are the most notable alumni and attendees at the University of North Carolina. The list of famous graduates, includes...

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