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Friends remember ‘Goober Pyle’ actor Lindsey

May 12, 2012 • Entertainment


Pallbearers and family members get ready to carry the casket of George Lindsey, who played Goober on The Andy Griffith Show, in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, May 11, 2012. The public memorial service drew an estimated 400 people who paid last respects to Lindsey, 83, who died Sunday. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor George Lindsey was remembered Friday as the grinning Goober who made television viewers laugh for three decades on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw.”

A public memorial service drew an estimated 400 people who paid last respects to Lindsey, 83, who died Sunday.

He was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968 to Login to read more

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