In the early 1970’s I saw the play, Six Characters in Search of an Author starring Andy Griffith on TV. That is when I began my lifelong appreciation of the theater. He was brilliant in it as he was in the movie, A FACE IN THE CROWD.
He will always be remembered as Sheriff Andy, but I hope he is remembered as the fine dramatic actor he was as well.
RIP, Mr. Griffith.
Let us not forget his records...... “What it was, was football”
He spoofed the sacred sport in a hilarious manner
My daughter worked with him on a film in NC about twenty years ago. Said he looked older than his age, that there was a lot of acid beneath all that sugar. He was disappointed by the lack of acclaim, which was partly because his celebrity persona was too much like his characters. But as his portrayal of Lonesome Rhodes shows, the man could act with the best of them. He gave the public what it wanted and became famous and rich, but wanted more.