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George 'Goober' Lindsey

'Andy Griffith Show' Star

Dead at 83

5/6/2012 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

George Lindsey has died
George Lindsey -- who appeared on such classic TV shows as "The Andy Griffith Show," "Gunsmoke" and "Hee Haw" -- died Sunday morning after an extended illness. He was 83.

Lindsey -- who grew up in Jasper, Alabama -- will be buried there, reports WSFA in Tennessee ... but no plans have been made yet. 

Lindsey was probably best known for playing Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show." He got the part after originally auditioning for the role of Gomer Pyle, but lost out to Jim Nabors.



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She's baaaack    

Hey Goob! I didn't know much about George Lindsey beyond his Goober character. I wikied him and was pretty surprised at his accomplishments professionally and charitably. RIP Mr Linsdey

815 days ago
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tlm    

I couldn't stand his Goober character on AG.

815 days ago
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Canadasux    

While the "Gomer" character was always stupid and irritating, the "Goober" character was always likeable, though dim.

R.I.P. Mr. Lindsey.

815 days ago
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David Taylor    

Hey TMZ,,, He was 83!!!!

815 days ago
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Jokar    

Judy Judy Judy

815 days ago
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static    

Too bad they don't make shows like Andy Griffith anymore, Now TV is all about being rude and disrespectful .
RIP George.

815 days ago
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kate    

I don't understand how TMZ can post things with such inaccurate information. The man man was 83 years old. R.I.P. George Lindsey.

815 days ago
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Jay W.     

RIP George. da da doo.. doo da doo doo ... doo da doo doo doo doo da.

815 days ago
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Maverick    

Great TV Show. Great character actor.

Oh . . . and Judy, Judy, Judy.

815 days ago
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Hammer    

Was he 76 or 83?

815 days ago
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Mick Kahler    

What a bummer! Goober is now with Barney, Aunt Bea, Floyd, Howard Sprague,Otis Campbell and so many others from that great TV show. One of my favorite episodes was when Goober tried computer dating and ended up with a woman who was way smarter and well off. However she recognized Goober's humanity and realized opposites COULD work as a couple. George Lindsey ALWAYS had that humanity in that role and on Hee Haw and even as a visiting surgeon (Roy Du Pree) on MASH. Rest in peace George!

815 days ago
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karen dapello    

So, TMZ...which is it? is he 76 or 83??? Make up your minds!

815 days ago
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Char411998    

Well is he 76 or 83??

815 days ago
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brenda    

76 or 83?

"TMZ Weekends...accuracy is not in our vocabulary"

815 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Rest in Peace, Mr. Goober. Thanks for the laughs.

815 days ago
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