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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 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...

Jeffrey Hayden, TV Director and UNC Alum, Dies at 90
Jeffrey Hayden, a director, producer and writer for television, film and the theater and the husband of Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died. He...

Andy Griffith's Daughter Remembers Her Late Dad — "He Wasn't the Typical Hollywood Type"
Summer residents of Roanoke Island, N.C., became accustomed to the sight of a familiar-looking man running errands to the hardware store barefoot, or sometimes without...

Photos: Andy Griffith performs prior to UNC-N.C. State game (Kenan Stadium, September 25, 1954)
Andy Griffith, five years after graduating from UNC, performed 'What It Was, Was Football' on September 25, 1954, prior to the Carolina-N.C. State game in...

Despite what you've heard, Andy Griffith lives on
Aw, shucks; we were just confused, is all. That's the best explanation I know of as to how Andy Griffith "died" twice. Earlier this year,...

Chip Kelly's play sheet is an ode to 'The Andy Griffith Show'
The always inventive and esoteric Chip Kelly has confounded the NFL with his play calling. It turns out he learned it all from The Andy...

Video: Andy Griffith's 'What It Was, Was Football'
Andy Griffith's 1953 comedy routine on college football, in honor of his 85th birthday today. The entertainer graduated from UNC in 1949 and is best...


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