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A Fox News alert and a sad one Fox News has confirmed the television legend Andy Griffith.
Has died he made his first television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1954.
His portrayal of small town sheriff Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show.
Became one of the most enduring characters from television's golden age.
You hear the whistle you'd think -- the -- -- grip.
And mayberry RFD Barney.
Don't shoot the slingshot the office and our form of a slingshot my.
Well that's good it's good.
-- -- Born Andrew Samuel Griffith in mount airy North Carolina 1926.
After majoring in music at the University of North Carolina Andy Griffith taught high school music for three years.
But he wanted to be a singer so in 1952.
He hit the road.
Turns out he was a better comedian than singer.
In 1953 recorded what it was was football which became one of the most popular comedic monologues of all time.
It was that both.
But she's full of them Meehan won't hit this funny looking little pumped into blindly.
That he had and I know praying that they couldn't eat it because they kicked that the -- -- And it may have about.
He went to Broadway where he received a Tony nomination for his role in no time for sergeants.
Then in 1957.
He made his film debut.
In the face in the crowd the story of the country boy turned superstar.
Here we -- -- don't get then wham am.
Then it was back to Broadway and on to a guest appearance on the Danny Thomas Show as the mayor of a small southern town road.
That -- here.
The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight years and has rerun ever sense.
And -- tried to duplicate the show's success in two other homes fund companies both -- Griffin.
And spent several years pushing crackers.
The world back in 1986 and he came back to prime time television with the bank.
In this series Matt law which ran for eight -- -- aren't you Ben Matlock.
-- -- -- -- -- Sheriff Taylor and the -- get reunited couple of times both specials were hugely successful.
Apparently mayberry is where we liked -- best.
It upsets and crazy yeah.
Andy Griffith died at home this morning.
He was 86 years old.
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