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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 10:52 AM

Andy's greatest role was as the ultimate grifter in A Face in the Crowd.

then in No time for Sergeants and lastly the The Andy Griffith Show.... Madlock was OK but the script sucked.

Growing up with no TV we listen to his comedy records which were great at a young age.

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Reply Andy's greatest role was as the ultimate grifter in A Face in the Crowd. (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 OP
deutsey Jul 2012 #1
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #4
Lint Head Jul 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Jul 2012 #3
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #5
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #6
Brother Buzz Jul 2012 #7
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #9
Uncle Joe Jul 2012 #8
DevonRex Jul 2012 #10

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

1. He did a movie in the '80s with Johnny Cash that I remember being good

Murder in Coweta County, based on a true story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_in_Coweta_County#Film

He played a really evil guy and Cash played the sheriff who finally nabs him.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:29 AM

4. Andy could bring the dark; he also played a sonofabitch to perfection in "Pray For The Wildcats"

 

RIP

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. I agree. It's one of my favorite movies.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:25 AM

3. He was recently in Waitress and was terrific! nt

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. He was nominated for a Tony Award for No Time For Sargeants

when it first ran on Broadway as a play. It was also made into a live TV special and then a motion picture, one of the funniest military service comedies ever made.
He received another Tony Award nomination for best actor for his work in the Broadway play Destry Rides Again.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. The Toilets saluting the sergeant is unforgettable after he cleaned them.

Much loved democrat, and will be missed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:33 PM

7. Andy's greatest gift was storytelling



You just know Bill Cosby studied him well

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

9. I first got to know him through his records

which my Dad and Mom had a bunch of.... we had no TV living outside the US as military brats.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:37 PM

8. Yes Griffith was capable of great drama, ala Lonesome Rhodes.

Thanks for the thread, Ichingcarpenter.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:53 PM

10. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen.

Perhaps because it was so unexpected. I knew nothing about it. Was just flipping channels on a rainy day and settled on it when I saw Andy's face.

I'm still in awe of his performance.

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