Posted tagged ‘Ron Howard’

TV Star Andy Griffith Dead at 86

July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith, who came to fame as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show for the CBS from 1960-1968, has died at the age of 86. On the show, Ron Howard played his son, Opie.

He also starred on other shows and in films, but found great success later in life with legal drama Matlock where he played the title character, Ben Matlock.

RIP Andy!

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Actor Tom Bosley Dies

October 19, 2010

Actor Tom Bosley, who was most well known from his role on Happy Days, has died at the age of 83.

Check out TMZ below for more information and don’t miss one of my favorite scenes ever on Family Guy where Stewie Griffin thinks he spots Bosley on a train in Switzerland.

From TMZ:

Henry Winkler and Scott Baio — who both co-starred with Tom Bosley on “Happy Days” — tell TMZ they are both shocked by his death … but remember their former castmate as a “great man.”

Winkler tells us, “I saw him before I ever got to Hollywood on Broadway, and he was great. And then I got to act with him for 10 years and he was great.  Tom Bosley was our mentor. He was a true artist … a great husband, and a fabulous father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.”