ANDY GRIFFITH WHO PLAYED THE FAMOUS CHARACTER OF A SHERIFF,NAMED ANDY TAYLOR IN THE T.V.-SHOW ,’THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW’,BREATHED HIS LAST IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING!
He became a household name during the sixties of America.
His death is deeply mourned!
Andy Griffith in Sixties and Seventies,was a roaring figure for Tv.-serials and shows.He was also offered some roles in films and he had registered his respectable presence on Broadway too!
‘A FACE IN THE CROWD’ by the famed director,ELLIA KAZAN ,was also Andy’s memorable work wherein he successfully elevated his status to Art-Film-Actor.
Andy’s another long running tv-serial was ‘METLOCK’ that had a good successful run on NBC and ABC.The serial was having rather a dark and sombre theme of Murder Mystery,centered around its Protagonist,BEN METLOCK.
ANDY’S PERFORMANCE IN ‘WAITRESS’ wherein he played the role of a restaurant-owner,could also be cited as memorable!
But,ANDY GRIFFITH NEVER MANAGED TO COME OUT OF HIS ”ANDY TAYLOR’S IMAGE” and this could well be not a plus point in any artist’s career, but, PEOPLE LIKED THAT OLD SIMPLE FUNNY GENTLE SHERIFF MUCH MORE THAN ANY OTHER CHARACTER ANDY HAD PLAYED. . .and,that’s no doubt,a great complement for an artist!
The Sixties In American Perspective,happened to be one of the most turbulent times that was marked with Vietnam War,Civil Strife,Kennedy’s Assassination,Urban North Vs Rural South and other problems that was to leave a deep scar on American Psyche Hard To Be Healed Sooner.
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW was a solace that, through its portryal of old harmonious idyllic America,tried to bring a common point where all americans irrespective of their differences plus divisions,could sit and watch and would feel nostalgic about the old good American life!
AND,THAT WAS A RARE ACHIEVEMENT FOR ANDY GRIFFITH !
The Sheriff along with the cute child(RON HOWARD-d present day famous director) strolled towards the fishing hole. . .!
THAT SIMPLE ACTION BECAME ITCHED INTO THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY OF AMERICANS OF ALL AGES. . .!
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE !