Ron Howard Remembers Andy Griffith

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Growing up with Andy Griffith as his TV dad on the Andy Griffith Show, Ron Howard had a mighty fine role model to look up to.

So now, with the news of his passing, Ron remembers Andy as the artist he was:

“His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama or comedy or his music, was inspiring to grow up around. The spirit he created on the set of The Andy Griffith Show was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment. And I think it was a reflection of the way he felt about having the opportunity to create something that people could enjoy. It was always with respect and passion for the opportunity and really what it could offer people in a very unpretentious and earthy way. He felt he was always working in service of an audience he really respected and cared about. He was a great influence on me. His passing is sad. But he lived and a great rich life.”

Andy lived a fulfilling 86 years before passing away, and his legacy will live forever.

Not everyone can impact someone’s life the way he did Ron’s.

Rest in peace, Andy…

Jul 3, 2012 11:50am PDT

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