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George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the long-running country music comedy show "Hee Haw," died at a healthcare center in Nashville after a brief illness, said his manager and booking agent, Carrie Moore-Reed. "George Lindsey was my friend," Andy Griffith said in a statement. "I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit." Noting that he had his last conversation with Lindsey a few days ago, Griffith said: "I am...

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