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Andy Griffith was starring on Broadway in the 1959 musical comedy "Destry Rides Again" when he told his agent that he was ready for a new challenge: He wanted his own television series. His chance came in 1960, when Sheldon Leonard, the producer of...
Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86. Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare...
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