Andy Griffith was an American actor, singer and writer who first gained recognition portraying Larry Rhodes in the 1957 film Face in the Crowd. He went on to gain more prominence playing the characters Sheriff Andy Taylor in the CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 to 1968 and Ben Matlock in the TV series Matlock from 1986 to 1995. As a singer, he released several albums, including the 1996 Grammy Award-winning album I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns.
He was married three times and had two children.
In addition to having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he was inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the Television Hall of Fame. In 2005, President George W. Bush presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.Andy Griffith
You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.Andy Griffith
was a famous American actor and singer,
who was born on
June 1, 1926. As a person born on this date, Andy Griffith is listed in our database as the 8th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 1) and the 13th most popular for the year (1926).
People born on June 1
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Andy Griffith is the 173rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Andy Griffith's birthday, Andy Griffith is the 1193rd most famous American.
In general, Andy Griffith ranks as the 2071st
most popular famous person, and the 425th most popular actor of all time.
“The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 25,000 famous people, everyone from actors to singers to scientists to serial killers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.
Learn about famous persons' keys to fame, discover interesting trivia and find out where they rank on several types of charts. Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration. Start a scrapbook of everyone born on your birthday or give a gift of a scrapbook of everyone born on a loved one's birthday. Take a look at the currently trending celebrities, the most popular birthdays for a specific day or jump to a random or recently added celebrity's page if you're not looking for anything specific.