RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate. Cindi Griffith obtained the demolition permit Monday, according to Dare […]
Griffith was launched to fame as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show on CBS from 1960 to1968. He starred on other shows and in films, and found TV success again with legal drama Matlock, which ran on NBC, then ABC from 1986 to 1995. But his career spanned more than a half-century and included Broadway, notably No Time for Sergeants; movies such as Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd; and records.