Although he said in 1981 after his second divorce that he wouldn't get married again, Andy Griffith did walk down the aisle one more time.
Andy Griffith Information:
Born:Andy Samuel Griffith: June 7, 1926 (possibly June 1, 1926) in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Note: Numerous resources state Andy's birth date as June 1, 1926, but an Ancestry.com record shows his birth date as June 7, 1926. North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Volume 12, page 815.
Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Archives. Microfilm.
Died:Andy Griffith: At the age of 86, at his home on Roanoke Island in North Carolina, Andy Griffith died from a heart attack on July 3, 2012. He suffered previously from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In 2000, he underwent quadruple heart-bypass surgery and had hip surgery in 2007.
- Andy Griffith, Jr: Born in 1957. Andy Jr died in 1996. Known as Sam, he was a real-estate developer.
- Dixie Nann Griffith: Born abt. 1960.
Residence:Andy owned an estate on Roanoke Sound in North Carolina for many years.
Mal Vincent: "The estate's 60-year-old original, white house serves as a guest house behind the larger home he built after he sold his 7,000-square-foot Hollywood mansion in 1984. He maintained a townhouse in California."
Source: Mal Vincent. "The real Andy Griffith lives among us, quietly." The Virginian-Pilot. 2/17/2008.
Occupations:Andy: Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director, high school music teacher.
Andy Griffith Timeline:
1926: Andy Griffith born on June 1 or 7, 1926.
1926: Barbara Edwards born.
1949: Andy and Barbara married on August 26, 1949.
1957: Son Andrew "Sam" born.
1960: Daughter Dixie Nann born.
1972: Andy and Barbara divorced in October 1972.
1975: Andy and Solica married on June 11, 1975.
1981: Andy and Solica divorced.
1983: Andy and Cindi married on April 2, 1983.
1983: Andy hospitalized for Buillain-Barre syndrome.
1996: Son Andrew died.
2000: Andy underwent quadruple heart-bypass surgery.
2007: Andy underwent hip surgery.
2012: Andy Griffith died on July 3, 2012.
Andy Griffith's MarriagesAndy Griffith and Barbara Edwards
Andy Griffith and Solica Cassuto
Andy Griffith and Cindi Knight