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

Andy Griffith’s Comedy Monologue On Football - Released On November 14, 1953 - Is Still Hilarious
Andy Griffith was a mainstay on television for decades. Before he had his own television show, he performed monologues. Griffith was so talented that his...

Six Degrees of Andy Griffith
The Andy Griffith Show first aired on CBS on October 3, 1960. When the final half-hour episode — number 249 — ran eight years later,...

What It Was, Was Football
Before the gospel albums, before that famous whistled theme song, there was a comedy record. In 1953, just down the road from his UNC alma...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Former UNC AD Dick Baddour, ACC Network launches, and More
Former UNC AD Dick Baddour joins Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to receive his Poddy for "Best Interview" in 2017, tell the story of when...

The launching of Andy Griffith's career
Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy during the Great Depression and graduated from UNC. In the early ‘50s he was a music and drama...

225 years of Tar Heels: Andy Griffith
In honor of UNC’s 225th anniversary, we'll be sharing profiles throughout the year of some of the many Tar Heels who have left their heelprint...

Andy Griffith will always be with us
Andy Griffith first achieved fame in 1953 when he recorded a 45 RPM record featuring “What It Was Was Football” on one side and his...

Still searching for the real Andy Griffith
Before he died five Julys ago at his Manteo estate on the Outer Banks, Andy Griffith might have realized he’d leave the world guessing about...

UNC has impressive young alumni in a variety of fields
Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm — need I name more? UNC is home to some amazing people who have made their mark following graduation...

How crazy would it be if Tar Heels, Gamecocks meet in NCAA title game?
An all-Carolinas national final in the NCAA tournament could be only a week away. Can you wrap your mind around it? Just think: Gamecocks vs...


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