The use of lethal force by police officers in Ferguson and Staten Island has raised many concerns about the dynamic between police and citizens and underlined the fact that all time favorite fictional policeman, Sheriff Andy Taylor of the Andy Griffith TV show, is very much an out-of-date...
"If your image of American policing is Mayberry’s Sheriff Andy Taylor, who used homespun wisdom and a deep knowledge of his community to solve their problems and keep big city crime at bay, you won’t recognize the picture Radley Balko paints of modern law enforcement in his excellent new book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces."
The blog is proud to name Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Hub Harrington the winner of its Sheriff Andy Taylor Memorial Public Servant Of The Day award
By Richard K. Barry Andy Griffith died a couple of days ago at the age of 86. Everyone knows him as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the old Andy Griffith Show on television or as Matlock in the legal drama that was on years later. Before any of that, Griffith had a career in comedy and on Broadway. Show More Summary
Without much crime to solve in North Carolina’s fictional Mayberry, Sheriff Andy Taylor had plenty of time to woo the ladies on “The Andy Griffith Show.” From the widowed father’s first girlfriend, Ellie Walker, to his eventual wife, Helen Crump, here’s a look back at Andy’s on-screen love life: (In real life, Griffith, who died [...]
Andy Griffith has died but one of the great lessons he taught as Sheriff Andy Taylor survives (on TV anyway, if not the nation's courts). Via Doug Mataconis' Twitter Feed comes this great clip from The Andy Griffith Show where Andy refuses to use illegally obtained evidence that could help a case:
News broke this morning that TV legend Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 in his North Carolina home. He made his mark on the world playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show" for eight years and continued on with the beloved...Show More Summary
Just wanted to quickly pop in to add this to Patrick’s fine appreciation below. RIP.
Andy Griffith, who most Americans know as Sheriff Andy Taylor from the long-running series The Andy Griffith Show, died this morning at his home in Roanoke, North Carolina. Mr. Griffith was already a star, with rave reviews on Broadway in “No Time for Sergeants” and in Elia Kazan’s film “A Face in the Crowd,” when [...]
Actor Andy Griffith, the friendly face who played across people's living rooms as Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show" and Ben Matlock on "Matlock," has died at the age of 86, Sheriff J.D. "Doug" Doughtie of Dare County, North Carolina, said Tuesday. Did he bring a smile to your face or warmth to [...]
The actor Andy Griffith - known for roles such as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show and the title character in Matlock - is dead at the age of 86. Though best known for comic work, his career as an actor included films such...Show More Summary
Griffith—through Andy Taylor and his other memorable characters—was one of those authentic voices that, by being so specific, appealed to something broader
ANDY GRIFFITH HAS DIED. I prefer to remember him as Sheriff Andy Taylor, rather than as a shill for ObamaCare.
Griffith was the wise Sheriff Andy Taylor in one of American television's most beloved situation comedies. Later, he was criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock in another long-running series.
Andy Griffith may have been best known for his role as the always affable lawman Sheriff Andy Taylor in the long-running series “The Andy Griffith Show,” but the late actor’s body of work stretched far beyond the borders of Mayberry. Long before Griffith made h …
Actor Andy Griffith, the man who played folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor in the fictional town of Mayberry, has died at the age of 86, Sheriff J.D. "Doug" Doughtie of Dare County, North Carolina, said Tuesday. Best known for his role on "The Andy Griffith Show," the actor also starred as a murder-solving Southern attorney in [...]
Well, I’ll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics. That’s not him whistling, by the way – that was composer Earle H. Hagen. Here’s Andy singing “The Fishing Hole.” Rest in Peace, Andy.
Andy Griffith, the beloved Sheriff Andy Taylor of TV's Andy Griffith Show and crafty defense attorney on Matlock, died at his North Carolina home Tuesday morning. He was 86. Griffith lived on Roanoke Island and was born in Mount Airy. His last role in a career spanning seven decades was a starring role in the 2009 movie Play the Game.
Andy Griffith — a gifted and beloved actor best known to Americans as Sheriff Andy Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show” — has died. Bill Friday, a close friend of Griffith’s and the former president of the University of North Carolina, confirmed to WITN, a North Carolina TV station, that Griffith died around 7 this morning at his North Carolina home. Show More Summary
Known to many as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Attorney Ben Matlock, Andy Griffith's played numerous roles over the course of his career, which began in the 50's and stretched all the way to the last decade. It is with great sadness that we share the news that Griffith has passed away at the age of 86.