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Jim Nabors to retire Indy 500 act in 2014

Jim Nabors to retire Indy 500 act in 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) --Jim Nabors will perform "Back Home Again in Indiana" for the last time during this year's Indianapolis 500.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Mary Grace Canfield, Ralph of 'Green Acres,' dies at 89

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. character actress Mary Grace Canfield, perhaps best known as Ralph the carpenter on TV's "Green Acres," died of lung cancer, her daughter said. She was 89.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
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Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Andy Griffith died of a heart attack

Andy Griffith died of a heart attack

MANTEO, N.C., July 5 (UPI) -- The cause of death for television icon Andy Griffith this week in North Carolina was a heart attack, E! News said Thursday.
TCM, TV Land to pay tribute to Griffith

TCM, TV Land to pay tribute to Griffith

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- U.S. cable networks TV Land and TCM announced plans to honor the late actor Andy Griffith with marathons of his shows and movies.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 1, 2012.
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13 musicians N.C. Hall of Fame inductees

13 musicians N.C. Hall of Fame inductees

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actor-gospel singer Andy Griffith and bluegrass great Doc Watson are among the newest inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, the organization said.
White House to take healthcare to TV

White House to take healthcare to TV

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is taking to the airwaves to sell U.S. seniors, a key voting bloc, on Medicare provisions in the healthcare reform law, officials said.

Vandals spray-paint Andy Griffith statue

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Mount Airy, N.C., said no arrests had been made as of Wednesday in the vandalism of a statue of actor Andy Griffith.
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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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