Andy Griffith Research Paper

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I chose to research Andy Griffith for my project mainly because he had a TV show named after him, but now I know a whole lot more of what he accomplished in his life, here 's what I learned. Andy Griffith was born at Mount Airy, North Carolina June 1,1926. His parents were Carl Lee Griffith his father and mother Geneva Nunn Griffith. Andy Griffith is the only child of his parents. Mount Airy is a small little town in North Carolina but it still had many stories to come from the little town. Back in the 1800’s it was a stagecoach stop and a place to go to have a break. Andy Griffith had a really difficult and different childhood. His parents did not have a lot of money so for the first few years he lived with relatives until his parents could…show more content…
Andy Griffith had a very successful education throughout the whole way. The first thing he wanted to be was an opera singer, then he wanted to be a preacher. In High School he went to Mount Airy High School, many people said he was always listening to music and had passion for it. He went to college at North Carolina university at Chapel Hill. There he studied pre-divinity in 1944. While he was in college he got into a lot of plays and musicals and graduated with a degree in music. In school he was always a shy person at first if he didn 't know you but he was still very smart. Once Andy Griffith graduated from Unc he taught high school music for 3 years. Then he met Barbara Edwards his first wife who also graduated with a degree in music from Unc. They moved to New York traveling around for work. Andy struck gold and set up his whole career with a comedic monologue in 1953 called “What it Was, Was Football.” Then offers came in from everywhere, he guest starred on the Ed Sullivan Show then started doing plays, and musicals on Broadway. No Time For Sergeants was a big hit in 1955 that got him a Tony nomination. In 1960 he earned yet another Tony nomination in Destry Rides Again. In 1960 he guest starred in Make Room For Daddy on CBS. That led them to give him his own show The Andy Griffith Show. This show went on for 8 years and was a huge success. Andy 's role was a small town sheriff on the show in a small town called Mayberry. Finally in 1968 it went off the air but that…show more content…
In 1983 he got Guillain Barre Syndrome which left most of his body paralyzed.That didn 't stop him either he recovered quickly and went right back to acting and made a huge success on Matlock in 1986-1992. His final act was The Andy griffith show reunion in 1993. Andy Griffith is known for his amazing acting skills and the 2 big series he starred in Matlock and The Andy Griffith show. He is very inspiring to any person because it takes a lot to overcome a terrible disease and he even went straight back to work after beating the disease. After Griffith 's last show he went to live on a 68 acre ranch in Dare County,NC. Andy Griffith was 86 at his home in Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina the day he died. He lived a very long life full of things. He died of a heart attack many autopsies say. The weird part about his death was they buried him 5 hours after he died there was no funeral or anything. Here are some of the great achievements he accomplished through his life: there 's a museum about him, He earned the medal of freedom from the president, he is a hollywood walk of famer, and earned many tony and grammy
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