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George Lindsey
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Lindsey in 1973
Born (1928-12-17)December 17, 1928
Died May 6, 2012(2012-05-06) (aged 83)
Resting place Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
Education Walker High School
Alma mater University of North Alabama American Theatre Wing
Occupation Actor Stand up comedian voice actor comedian
Years active 1956–2009
Known for "Goober Pyle"
Home town Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
Height 6'0"
Television The Andy Griffith Show
The Twilight Zone
Spouse(s) Joyanne Herbert
(m. 1955-1991; divorced)
Children Camden Lindsey
George Lindsey, Jr.

George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American actor. He is best known as "Goober Pyle" on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. He also was on Hee-Haw.

Early life

George Smith Lindsey was born in Fairfield, Alabama on December 17, 1928.


The character he played on The Andy Griffith Show was the cousin of Gomer Pyle. Gomer was played by Jim Nabors. One funny thing Goober did on the show was the "Goober Dance". It was a bad Cary Grant impression.


Lindsey died on May 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee after a short illness. He was 83 years old. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama.

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