Andy Griffith is one of the most beloved TV actors of all time. Best known for starring as Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show as well as Ben Matlock in the legal TV show Matlock, Griffith endeared himself to audiences with his beloved acting career, which spanned over 50 years.
Andy Samuel Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina in 1926. Though he would go on to have an incredible TV career in Hollywood, it would take him a few tries until he would find his forever love, Cindi Knight.
Griffith married his first wife shortly after studying at the University of North Carolina, where he earned a degree in music. After tying the knot in 1949, Griffith and Barbara Bray Edwards adopted two children together, Andy Samuel Griffith Jr. and Dixie Griffith. After the couple called it quits in 1972, Griffith quickly remarried again the following year to Greek actress Solica Cassuto. But after 8 years of marriage, Griffith had another failed marriage under his belt.