Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RIP Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

Best known for the eponymous "Andy Griffith Show," possibly the greatest television show of all time, Andy Griffith often did not get enough recognition for his acting skill. His portrayal of a rags-to-riches (and back again) radio and television personality, "Lonesome" Rhodes, in the film A Face in the Crowd was a tour de force. Those who are a certain age will also remember some of Andy's hilarious comedic monologues about Shakespeare and football. He was also a Grammy winning singer and songwriter. But he'll always be remembered as the Sheriff who kept order in the small town of Mayberry, with its wonderful and oddball residents. A different time and place, to be sure, but a place about which I have many fond childhood memories.

Here's Andy relating the story of Hamlet:

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