George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
George "Goober" Lindsey in 1998. / AP George "Goober" Lindsey, most widely known for playing Goober Pyle on the iconic television series "The Andy Griffith Show," died today in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended hospitalization. He was 83.
The actor — who also appeared on Hee Haw — passes away Sunday in Nashville.
After suffering from an extended illness, George Lindsey died at the age of 83. The actor is best known for his work on classic TV shows including “The Andy Griffith Show," "Gunsmoke" and "Hee Haw,” where he played his
More >> George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.More >> George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on "The Andy
After Griffith left the series in 1968, Lindsey continued to play Goober on the sequel series, “Mayberry RFD” (Associated Press) By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle,