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Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2002 with 213 to follow.
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Country Music News

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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (May 28) Kenny Rogers' "Gideon" album certified gold and platinum (1980) Barbara Mandrell married Ken Dudney (1967) Jerry Douglas born (1956) in Warren, Ohio -0-
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, March 14 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America, perhaps Hollywood's most effective union, is the best Oscar indicator of all.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, March 11 (UPI) -- With a couple of weeks to go before the 74th annual Academy Awards, other movie honors parceled out this week have helped provide a profile of the four major fa
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Among Tinseltown's great delusions are "insiders," individuals claiming they know most of the town's secrets.
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Andy Griffith

Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960-68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986-95 legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.

Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the only child of Geneva (née Nunn) and Carl Lee Griffith. At a very young age, Griffith had to live with relatives until his parents could afford to get a home of their own. Without a crib or a bed, he slept in drawers for a few months. In 1929, when Griffith was three years old, his father took a job working as a carpenter and was finally able to purchase a home in Mount Airy's "blue-collar" southside.

Like his mother, Griffith grew up listening to music. His father instilled a sense of humor from old family stories. By the time he entered school he was well aware that he was from what many considered the "wrong side of the tracks". He was a shy student, but once he found a way to make his peers laugh, he began to come into his own.

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