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Andy Griffith

31 May 1926 to 2 July 2012

An avuncular American actor, Griffith was closely identified with the role of the warm hearted small town sheriff he played in The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68). Other television work included Matlock (1986-95) with films such as A Face In The Crowd (1957), Hearts of the West (1975) and Waitress (2007).

- Read Andy Griffith's Telegraph obituary.