Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971)
Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / 34.99
Starring : Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Terri Abney, Marton Csokas, David Jensen, Nick Kroll, Jon Bass, Michael Shannon.
Cinematography: Adam Stone
Film Editor: Julie Monroe
Original Music: David Wingo
Produced by: Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Marc Turtletaub
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols
Growing up in the 1950s, interracial marriage was a strange subject, and major entertainments handled it with kid gloves.
He died on Wednesday at his home in Hawaii, according to a release issued by Ohio University, Linke’s alma matter.
Linke moved to the New York City area in 1941. There he spent two years at the Associated Press before moving to the public relations firm Earle Ferris & Co., where he handled publicity for 40 radio stations. Soon after, he upgraded to a larger firm where his account included “The Chesterfield Supper Club,” starring Perry Como.
Linke then switched over to Capitol Records where he worked with Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and bandleader Stan Kenton.
In 1953, Linke met Andy Griffith, who he began to personally manage. In 1959, Griffith and Linke moved to Los Angeles to produce “The Andy Griffith Show.
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At The Dissolve, Nathan Rabin writes about The poisoned, almost subversive
It has a little post office, of course. A general store, too, and a fishing hole. There's a barber who knows everyone – and knows about everyone. There's a friendly auto mechanic. The picture wouldn't be complete without several women who could be anyone's favorite older sister or aunt.
Kids scurry around at reasonable paces, making low-grade mischief while dirtying their short-sleeve plaid shirts or striped T-shirts. Quirky characters wander about in a landscape of picket fences and healthy storefronts. And the police officer in charge? He's tough but fair, community minded, the Solomon of his entire, geographically limited jurisdiction. He's Atticus Finch without any of the racial tension.
This is, today, the comforting script America often reaches for when it summons the vanished rural nation that so many say they long for. Not coincidentally, it is also the state of mind
The sad news was first reported by Witn-tv through Griffth's close friend, Unc President Bill Friday.
The Andy Griffth Show Theme Song
Griffith rose to prominence in the 1960s as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and later starred in Mayberry R.F.D., Headmaster and The New Andy Griffith Show. In 1986, a new generation of TV viewers were introduced to the actor through his memorable role on Matlock.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.
Tweeted former co-star Ron Howard upon hearing the news:
"His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I'm forever grateful Rip Andy."
TV Land will pay tribute to the actor by airing a marathon of
Griffith starred in "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1960-1968, but got his start in the 1955's "No Time For Sergeants." In 1960 he appeared in an episode of "Make Room for Daddy" as a county sheriff. The episode served as a backdoor pilot for his self-titled show. Griffith left the series in 1968 and it became "Mayberry R.F.D." The late actor made his final appearance as the iconic Andy Taylor in the 1986 TV movie "Return to Mayberry."
That was the same year Griffith assumed the role of "Matlock," a country lawyer from Atlanta. The series ran for nine seasons and produced 195 episodes. "Matlock" aired on NBC from 1986–1992 before jumping to ABC where it ended in
By Lee Pfeiffer
Fox News has reported that Andy Griffith, an icon of American comedy and television, has passed away at age 86. Griffith gained fame in the 1950s with hit comedy albums based on naive hillbilly characters. Before long, he was a Broadway and TV star. In 1960, he spun off a character introduced on a Danny Thomas TV episode and starred in The Andy Griffith Show. Griffith played Sheriff Andy Taylor of the small town of Mayberry. He was surrounded by a lovable group of eccentric country characters including his bumbling deputy Barney Fife, played by Griffith's old friend Don Knotts (who won five Emmys for his performance in the role). Griffith also produced successful TV series, notably Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C, a major hit starring Jim Nabors in the role he created on The Andy Griffith Show.
Television viewers first met Griffith through his 1950s appearances on variety programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show, but it was the role of Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960 to 1968, that made him a household name. Watch the opening:
Ron Howard, who played Sheriff Taylor’s son Opie, remembers Griffith for “his love of creating,
Andy Griffith started his career as a comedian in the ’50s before making his film debut in Elia Kazan’s remarkable “A Face in the Crowd.” Yes, Andy Griffith’s breakthrough was as a dramatic actor. But it was comedy which would make him a household name. An episode of “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas featured Griffith as a county sheriff who stopped Thomas for speeding. It was a backdoor pilot for “The Andy Griffith Show” which would run from 1960 to 1968 and play for decades more in reruns.
The comedian passed away in Nashville, Tennessee early on Sunday after battling a brief illness.
Lindsey shot to fame as the slow-witted Goober Beasley on U.S. TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s. His character was soon renamed Goober Pyle and he became known for his hilariously bad impression of Cary Grant and his outrageous Goober Dance, keeping up the antics for the comedy's successor Mayberry R.F.D., which ran until 1971.
He went on to portray the same type of character for country music variety show Hee Haw, on which he starred until its cancellation in 1993.
Lindsey also landed roles on other small screen projects, including CHiPs, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, M*A*S*H, Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, while he used his vocal talent on animated Disney films like The Aristocats and Robin Hood.
Paying tribute to his old castmate, Andy Griffith says, "George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago... I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, 'I love you.' That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. 'I love you.'"
Actor George Lindsey has been found dead at age 83. Although he had a long and varied career that included stand-up comedy, he is best remembered by generations of fans as Goober Pyle, the lovable but simple-minded garage mechanic from the legendary Andy Griffith Show. The series' long run in the 1960s ensured its status as an evergreen comedy and it maintains an active fan base that gathers for annual conventions. The close-knit cast continued their ties over the decades and, in learning of Lindsey's passing, Andy Griffith said he had only spoken to him a few days ago. Lindsey took on a key role in the series playing the cousin of Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. When Nabors quit the series in order to star in the equally successful Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Lindsay managed to pick up the slack and become accepted as popular cast member,
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