We were so sorry to hear of the passing of George Lindsey on May 6th.
Everyone remembers George as Goober... a role he played for close to 30 years on the Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Hee Haw. But did you know that George had a bachelor degree in Bioscience from Florence State College (now University of North Alabama)? He also attended New York City's American Theater Wing and had roles in 2 Broadway plays as well as The Rifleman, Twilight Zone, MASH and other tv shows.
In his lifetime, George helped raise over a million dollars for the Alabama Special Olympics, and he launched the annual George Lindsey/UNA Film Festival.
George and Goober did have one big thing in common. That smile lit up a room... and our stage. We featured George on Crook & Chase back in 2009. He made us laugh then. He will continue to make us laugh in the re-runs we will always watch.