Photos: Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

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This Feb. 23, 1979 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith on the set of TV's "Salvage-1" near Los Angeles. Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made "The Andy Griffith Show" an enduring TV favorite, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Manteo, N.C. He was 86. (AP Photo, file)

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Posted on July 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

RALEIGH, 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.

 

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