Salute to TV dads 3

On this day: June 1
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1926: Actor, singer and writer Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," is born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Griffith, who died of a heart attack at age 86 on July 3, 2012, was also known for his roles in movies and on the stage, as a producer and as a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer.