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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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paulorr    

R.I.P. George Lindsey . You gave me a few good clean laughs ... Miss shows like those not the garbage nowadays

814 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

"Goodber Says Goodbye"

814 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

George Lindsey was a great actor who let a productive and rewarding life. Rest in Peace sir! Goober will continue to entertain us and we'll remember you.

814 days ago
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melissa    

Well,I'LLLL BE! If only we had the crime rate that Mayberry did : (

814 days ago
35.

Kari    

He was awesome on the Andy Griffith show--great guy, great show. Rest in peace.

814 days ago
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melissa    

That show probably produced the first REAL child stars that turned out to be a BIG success as an adult,unlike Lindsay,etc.!

814 days ago
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Craig    

I swear that almost looks like Jeremy Renner putting on a goofy face...

814 days ago
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tnmurdock    

WSFA is in Montgomery Al,not Tn. RIP Goober!

814 days ago
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me    

My husband and i love that show. that is such a shame, hate to hear about that. Wish they would make TV shows like that again.

814 days ago
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andie    

TAGS was the BEST show ever, and Goober help make it what it was! Nice, clean, FUNNY show that no other sitcom could touch (especially the ones today). George Lindsey rest in peace.

814 days ago
41.

Tracker    

test

814 days ago
42.

G. Howie Belches    

Goober, come back!!

814 days ago
43.

Muppet    

Loved Goober on the Andy Griffith Show! Will continue to watch the reruns! Far better than any of the crap reality shows on tv now! RIP "Goober"!

813 days ago
44.

nan    

Rest in Peace Mr Lindsey, loved watching that show

813 days ago
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Telstar    

Aw man....RIP, Goob.

813 days ago
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