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Brother Andy Griffith - Dead at 86



July 3, 2012

Brother Andy Griffith, Alpha Rho (North Carolina-Chapel Hill) '45, was an award winning actor, producer, writer, director and musician best known for his starring roles on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. He debuted on Broadway in No Time for Sergeants in 1955, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Since 1958, he has released 15 albums and received a Grammy Award for his 1997 release, I Love To Tell The Story. In 1999, he was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2007, he was named a Signature Sinfonian by the Fraternity, an award that recognizes those who have furthered and embodied the ideals of the Fraternity through their personal and professional endeavors. His contributions to the arts as a man, musician, and actor will be missed.

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