Andy Samuel Griffith was born into poverty on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy.
Andy was an American actor, writer, television producer and Grammy Award winning Southern gospel singer. He is best known for his lead roles in "The Andy Griffith Show", (1960-1968) and "Matlock", (1986-1995).
Andy began his love of music at a very young age. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949 with a bachelor of music degree....after originally starting out studying to be a Moravian preacher.