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George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show’s Goober, Dies at 83

5/6/2012 6:48pm EDT

George Lindsey | Photo Credits: CBS/Landov

George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.

Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and...

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