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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! One of the best shows on TV! RIP.

897 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

God rest your soul George "Goober:)" Thank you for being a big part of my childhood.. May your relatives find peace.

897 days ago
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DaveT    

(whistle text here)

897 days ago
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Rotter    

He actually taught high school before his acting gig. He was also up for the role of Spock in the original Star Trek series.

897 days ago
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Flying Blind    

Lindsey was born in 1935 in Fairfield, Ala, and grew up in the small town of Jasper

897 days ago
21.

lee    

76 83, 83 76, 76 83. Man you FU**ERS like to zoom in on the negative

897 days ago
22.

Jennyy    

RIP Goober, You were a good a decent man who lived a clean life.

897 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

Wow, the end of an era and another piece of my childhood has died. I'm 51 and have fond memories of watching The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD as a kid. To this day, I will tune into TV Land and watch the re-runs of these two fine shows and many others from that era. The "Goober" character was one of my favorites. RIP Mr. Lindsey, you will be missed. My condolences to the family.

897 days ago
24.

Throwback kid    

I notice TMZ does not get the amount of comments it used to? If it's not a Kardashian story people don't even notice anymore. TMZ could be done in a year if this keeps up

897 days ago
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E.J.     

WSFA is in Montgomery Alabama....not Tennessee

897 days ago
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nof    

Came thisclose to being Gomer Pyle.


-Having his own show.


It's like Redford once said to us:


"If they want a knuckle-head, deliver the biggest knuckle-head known to man."


Don't deliver a 90 percent knuckle-head.


You'll lose.

897 days ago
27.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Loved Him on that show. RIP Goob.

897 days ago
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E.J.     

WSFA is in Montgomery Alabama....Not Tennessee

897 days ago
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myopinion    

RIP Love him in Andy Griffith Show

897 days ago
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nof    

Coming thisclose p.s.


There's TMZ ...


And there's 126 other gossip sites.


Also-rans.


The genius of Harvey Levin.

Hats off to the guy.

897 days ago
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