Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies in North Carolina at 86
By: MARTHA WAGGONER - The Associated Press
The Associated PressANDY GRIFFITH: This March 6, 1987 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith in Toluca Lake, Calif.
The Associated PressON SET: This undated file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show,” from left, Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor.
The Associated PressMEDAL OF FREEDOM: Former President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor Andy Griffith on Nov. 9, 2005, in the East Room of the White House. Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made “The Andy Griffith Show” an enduring TV favo...