Monday, May 7, 2012


  • Actor and comedian George Goober Lindsey died early Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to his publicist. He was 83 years old. Lindsey was born on December 17, 1928 in Fairfield, Alabama, and grew up in the small town of Jasper.
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  • Our friend George Lindsey, aka Goober Pyle, died May 6, 2012. Goober, the jovial, simple-minded character from Mayberry, lived and made us laugh at a time America needed a welcome dose of weekly relief from bad news.
  • (RedState)
  • Al Loysius: It is interesting to see how the media decides who is "worthy" of a lot of media coverage upon death. Adam Yauch, a fairly obscure rocker got a big splash last week.
  • (The Spokesman-Review)
  • (Reuters) - Actor George Lindsey, who played bumbling Goober Pyle on the 1960s TV series The Andy Griffith Show, died on Sunday. He was 83.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • "I told you I was sick," was a line that the now-late George Smith Lindsey, a beloved TV star to fans of Hee Haw and The Andy Griffith Show, once joked he would leave as the closing on his epitaph. At 12:05 a.m.
  • (Examiner)
  • He made millions laugh with his hometown character from Mayberry, but now George Lindsey, the man best known for portraying Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died at age 83.
  • (FOX News)
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. —George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on The Andy Griffith Show and Hee Haw, has died. He was 83.
  • (Denver Post)
  • George Lindsey, an Alabama native who entertained generations of TV viewers as the simple-minded but good-hearted Mayberry mechanic Goober Pyle, has died following a brief illness. Mr. Lindsey, who died early Sunday morning in Nashville, was 83.
  • (Birmingham News)
  • LOS ANGELES -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.
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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. | George Lindsey, the Alabama native who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.
  • (Tuscaloosa News)

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