About Andy Griffith
By the time of his death a couple of years ago, Andy Griffith net worth stood at $45 million dollars. Although the actor, singer, writer and television producer has been having serious health problems since the early 1980s, he remained active well into the 2000s. His last original music album, titled The Christmas Guest, has reached the stores in 2003, the last movie he has filmed in (Play the Game) was built in 2008 and his last television appearance took place in 2003 as well. That year he participated on Andy Griffith Show Reunion : Back To Mayberry. But let‘s take a closer look at the impressive career built buy this man and point out the main sources of Andy Griffith net worth.
What launched Andy‘s career on stage, movies and television was a comedy album “What It Was, Was Football,” a folksy yarn about a country deacon’s first football game. The album sold some 50 thousand copies upon the first release and another 800 thousand after it was rereleased the same year. Eventually What It Was, Was Football went on to sell more than 1 million copies and with this record it remains one of the best selling comedy albums ever. Andy has also released quite a few commercially successful albums of classic Christian hymns for Sparrow Records. As about Andy‘s religiosity, it is best to listen to his own words: „I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.“ The most successful of these albums, I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns, was released in 1996 and eventually received Platinum certificate from the recording Industries Association of America. Needless to say, it added a solid sum to Andy Griffith net worth. Plus, it has garnered him a prestigious Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
During his time in entertainment business Andy has also appeared in the widest range of movies, such as A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, The Second Time Around, Hearts of the West and in contemporary age – Waitress, Christmas Is Here Again, Play the Game. But his most prominent work was done on television, first of all, on The Andy Griffith Show. This situation comedy debuted in the 1960 and ran for eight years. During this time it was nominated for variety of prestigious awards, including Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor and Outstanding Comedy Series. Another show to blame for the tremendous growth of Andy Griffith net worth was legal television drama Matlock, which ran for 9 seasons.