Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Griffith as Sheriff Taylor

Andy Griffith died today at the age of 86. He is best known for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show and Ben Matlock in Matlock.

The first time America met Andy Taylor was on The Danny Thomas Show, which served as a backdoor pilot to The Andy Griffith Show. In honor of Griffith, below is the opening scene of that episode of The Danny Thomas Show.

What is your reaction to Andy Griffth’s death? Share your thoughts in the comments.

About Allison Lips

I am the editor and founder of "Wait! What's a Dial?". I graduated from Rowan University with degrees in both Radio/TV/Film and Journalism.

Posted on July 3, 2012, in CBS, Deaths, NBC, Network Television, Primetime, Syndication and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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