Actor and Alabama native George Lindsey is recovering at a Nashville Hospital from a stroke he suffered earlier in the week. William Golden, member of the country group The Oakridge Boys and Lindsey’s friend, put the information up on his Facebook page.
Lindsey, who is from Jasper, became famous in 1964 when he started appearing in the CBS comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, as mechanic Goober Pyle. Lindsey was also a cast member of Hee Haw and made appearances in other shows like M*A*S*H.
Before he began acting, Lindsey even coached basketball at Hazel Green. LIndsey graduated from the University of North Alabama where a film festival is held each year in his honor. Lindsey is 76.
The Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS from 1960 until 1968. WHNT began airing the original episodes from our sign-on in 1963 until the show ended in ’68. We then began airing the reruns of the show in 1984 until December of 2009.