Friday, April 6, 2012

Journey #32 - The Comedy of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith explains football, Hamlet, and the ride of Paul Revere.

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Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926 in in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film, A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960–68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986–95 legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.

But before all that he was a comedian, delivering long stories told from the point of view of a rural backwoodsman trying to figure out what was going on with a particular subject.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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