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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

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...

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...

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,...


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