Andy Griffith Commemorative Speech
We come together today in memory of the light of America, A very generous, inspiring, caring, and moral man. Today we celebrate his life as a as actor, singer and writer. He was married three times with 2 children that were adopted during his first marriage. He is best known for two memorable characters as a small town sheriff and defense lawyer. The Famous Andrew Samuel Griffith, Born in June 1926 and passed away in July 2012 at the age of 86. We are here today to remember his life, being a star actor and inspiring others. “A performer of extraordinary talent, Andy was beloved by generations of fans and revered by entertainers who followed in his footsteps. He brought us characters from Sheriff Andy to Ben Matlock, and in the process warmed the hearts of Americans everywhere.” said Obama. Andy entertained the world, and inspired all of our lives. As we all have heard the famous theme song to the Andy Griffith show, I know at one point or another you have went around for days whistling the lovely tone. Andy played a role of a gentle small town sheriff, along with his best friend Don Knotts; they were like two peas in a pod in Mayberry, North Carolina. It was a top rated show in the 1960’s. After Staring in the hit The Andy Griffith Show, he stared in the 1980’s to 1990s show, in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. Andy first appeared on television in 1955 on the show, no time for sergeants, on the US steel hour. Andy had a love for music, starting from a young age. Even though as a baby, Griffith lived with relatives until his parents could afford to buy a home. He slept in dresser drawers for several months because they had no crib or bed for him. When he was three, his father began working as a carpenter and purchased their first home. Andy said growing up, “the fellas- and worse the gals, used to laugh at me. It seemed to me they laughed at me all the time, not with me, mind you, at me.”...
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