Sad day Sunday, as news came from Nashville, that George “Goober” Lindsey had died after a lingering illness, at age 83. George can still be seen on TV everyday somewhere in reruns of the Andy Griffith Show, being that iconic character we all came to love! I first met George in person when he served as one of Tarzana, California Ambassadors Of Goodwill in the 80′s, when I served and still do, as the Honorary Mayor of Tarzana. One of his favorite duties as an Ambassador was being a judge for the annual Miss Tarzana Beauty Pageant that I emceed, he told me he always looked forward to that. He was a very good dramatic actor too, stretching his talents from “Gunsmoke” to “The Twilight Zone” before his “Goober” role on the Andy Griffth Show. Below are a pair of interview clips when I spoke with George during one of our visits in the 80′s from my syndicated radio show that I aired this week! Click to play!
| May 7, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.