Andy Griffith 1926-2012

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Andy Griffith  1926-2012
Andy Griffith 1926-2012
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Actor and musician Andy Griffith has died at his home on Roanoke Island, North Carolina at age 86.

Mr. Griffith’s preternatural ease in front of the camera and innate decency made him a star not just for years, but for decades. The lesson here: Be who you are, without apologies and without patronizing your audience, and they’ll love you for it.

There’s a lot to be said for providing good company.

Andy Griffith 1926-2012

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