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Old May 6th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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RIP George Lindsey

Those of you involved in special education, especially with The Special Olympics, know of George Lindsey's efforts in this cause. He shall be missed in this arena, as well as with those who got a chuckle over his role as Goober Pyle.

Los Angeles (CNN) -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.

Lindsey's character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as the cousin of Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. When the show ended four seasons later, Lindsey continued as Goober for three years on the sequel series "Mayberry R.F.D."

"George often told me his fondest memories of his life in show business were the years he spent working on 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Mayberry R.F.D.'" said Andy Griffith. "They were for me, too."

Co-star Ron Howard remembered Lindsey as "warm, intelligent and lovable," in a post on Twitter.

"He generated lots of laughs & raised a lot of money for Special Olympics," Howard tweeted.
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I enjoyed his work on the program. Especially his "off" impression of Edward G. Robinson, which always got a laugh out of me.
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I enjoyed his work on the program. Especially his "off" impression of Edward G. Robinson, which always got a laugh out of me.
Interesting. I have to admit that I can't remember his EGR impression.
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I think that Edward G. can rest knowing that his reputation is intact.
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Interesting. I have to admit that I can't remember his EGR impression.
I have a clearer memory of Goober's impression of Cary Grant:

Judy,Judy,Judy,Judy!
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I have a clearer memory of Goober's impression of Cary Grant:

Judy,Judy,Judy,Judy!


I closed my eyes but did NOT hear Cary Grant ............ and neither did he.

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Many fond memories of the man, but the lasting image is in his beanie as the tow truck driver. RIP George.
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Yup, I remember him.
2012 is just tallying up withy he number of people who are passing.
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