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Timeline and Marriages of Andy Griffith


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Timeline and Marriages of Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith in 1962

Portrait of American actor Andy Griffith leaning forward and wearing his sheriff's costume from the television series, 'The Andy Griffith Show'.

Photo: CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images

First Marriage -- Barbara Edwards (1949-1972)

Second Marriage -- Solica Cassuto (1975-1981)

Third Marriage -- Cindi Knight (1983-2012)

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:


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.


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.


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.


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 Marriages

Andy Griffith and Barbara Edwards
Andy Griffith and Solica Cassuto
Andy Griffith and Cindi Knight

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