Betty Lynn
Actress
Betty Lynn
Betty Lynn is an American actress. She is best known for having played Thelma Lou in The Andy Griffith Show.
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Pat Gallagher: Actress Who Played Thelma Lou Reminisces About Andy Griffith
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Actress Betty Lynn is 87. It's hard to believe that 'Thelma Lou' was born on Aug. 29, 1926! Who woulda' thought? Even though it has been 48 years since The Andy Griffith Show actress appeared as a regular on TAGS playing the sweet, mild-mannered girlfriend of our favorite bumbling deputy Barney Fife, reruns keep 'Thelma Lou' young in our minds and in our hearts. Lynn, who is one of the few remaining surviving TAGS cast members, is living a comfortable life these days in Mt. Airy, NC, birthplace and hometown of Andy Griffith. She has happily reunited with cast members over the years at the annual "Mayberry Days" which takes place in September each year in Mt. Airy. The greatest joy in Betty's life was playing Thelma Lou from 1960 to 1965. I had the great pleasure of covering the 50th Anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show in 2010 at the annual "Mayberry Days" event interviewing Betty, Karen Knotts (Don's daughter), Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle), George Lindsey (Goober Pyle), E ...
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Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:02 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — In the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show," a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot. Here visitors can eat at the Snappy Lunch, which Griffith's character, Sheriff Andy Taylor, once recommended as a nice place to take a date. There's also an Andy Griffith Museum and a bed-and-breakfast created from the actor's childhood home. People come to Mount Airy "to walk where he walked," said Tanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council. Tourism in Mount Airy is up since Griffith died, with about 10,400 people visiting the Andy Griffith Museum in July, al ...
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Costar's crush
CNN - over 4 years
Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show' remembers her longtime costar and one time crush.
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A Reporter's Small-Town Goodbye To Goober
Brandon Patch - almost 5 years
  Folks around Brandon have long said that living here was a bit like living in Mayberry, R.F.D. In every small town, there's a character — or ought to be — who reminds us of Goober: a good-hearted soul beloved by neighbors. "The Andy Griffith Show," which introduced us to Mayberry and Goober and Barney and Opie more than a half-century ago, might not even be a distant memory for younger generations. But for those of us who remember favorite episodes or who watched the reruns, the May 6 death of George Lindsey, the actor who played Goober, struck a deep chord of nostalgia. I think of Goober now and then when I'm covering the stories that make up the life of Brandon, from its down-home fundraisers to its grand Fourth of July parade, from its potluck dinners with the Greater Brandon Oldtimers Association to Brandon's charity race for honorary mayor. I thought of Goober tonight while I searched the Internet for my long-ago connection to Mayberry and to the man who brought Goob ...
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Rebecca Watson named 2011 State 4-H Winner, Wins $500.00 Scholarship - Cheraw Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Watson is the daughter of Jakie and Betty Lynn Watson and has a brother Thomas who is actively involved in 4-H. Watson and the rest of the South Carolina delegation will be attending National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in November
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Telegraph tattoo contest winners announced - Alton Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Her tattoo on the upper part of her arm is titled, "In memory of," for her late sister, Betty Lynn. Arbuthnot's tattoo is a memorial to her sister, who died after suffering from several brain aneurysms. She likes it when people ask her about the tattoo
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Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative - BlogTalkRadio (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
by conxroad Join Conversation Crossroad radio show hosts Betty-Lynn White and Garrison Leykam for their interview with Todd Henry author of The Accidental Creative. >"You go to work each day tasked with (1) inventing brilliant solutions that (2) meet
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Betty Buckley Set to Teach LA Workshop Beginning 8/30 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
She recently released Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road and her upcoming CD Ghostlight, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, will be out in 2012. Named for Buckley's outstanding contribution to the musical theatre, The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards
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Visiting Andy Griffith's Mount Airy - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Actors who appeared on the show are usually honoured guests; this year's line up includes Betty Lynn (who played Barney's one-time girlfriend, Thelma Lou) and Maggie Peterson Mancuso (Charlene Darling), as well as Don Knotts' daughter Karen
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David Hunter: 'Andy Griffith' lasting slice of Americana - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
... man who solved the problems around him and acted as a counselor and referee between the recurring characters of the show, including Floyd the barber (Howard McNear), Otis the town drunk (Hal Smith) and Barney's girlfriend, Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn
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SJ County Births -- Published July 31, 2011 - Stockton Record
Google News - over 5 years
Taylor: Jana and Gregory, a daughter, Betty Lynn, July 7. » Thompson: Lisa Avalos and Nick Thompson, a son, Lucas Dean, July 6. » Vazqúez: Mayra Ruiz-Esparza and Amir Vazqúez, a son Ángel Yaraél, June 18. » Verduzco: Christina and Miguel, a daughter,
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Engagement: Patricia Matthews & Reid Hutcherson - Jackson Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matthews are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Patrica Kathleen Matthews to Reid Edward Hutcherson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Hutcherson and Betty Lynn Hutcherson. Kathy is the granddaughter of the
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DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS ANNOUNCES DATE FOR 2011 F TE DES FLEURS - GardenNews.biz (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Judy Grant, Christine Grawemeyer, Heidi Hammell, Betty Lynn Jackson, Johanna Kelly, Brooke Maloy, Susan Noble, Allison Perkins, Sonya Peterson, Susan Fox Pinkowitz, Kelly Stava, Teresa Taylor, Tammy Westerberg, Rosie Wiedenmayer, and Erin Williams
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Bloggers will judge friendliness of Mount Airy - Winston-Salem Journal
Google News - over 5 years
And they will meet Barney Fife's gal, Thelma Lou, the actress and Mount Airy resident Betty Lynn. There'll be signs in downtown windows and a banner across the street welcoming the Wynns. "People really do welcome you with open arms when you come here
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Great Golf, Good Wine and Thelma Lou - Southern Pines Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
That's Betty Lynn, who played the girlfriend of Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show.” Lynn moved from Los Angeles to Mount Airy some four years ago and “absolutely loves” the real-life Mayberry. Lynn met with our group for Sunday lunch at Cross
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ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT - Times Record News
Google News - over 5 years
Roberta Fern Lancaster to Betty Lynn Hughes, V3617 P317. (SPECIAL) Ross Bunting to Betty Hughes, L8, B2 of the Fountain Park Addition, Section 1B, aka 4210 Kingsbury, V3617 P320. Francis Maloney to Miguel C. Lechuga, L29, B4 of the Edgecliff Estates,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Lynn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 80
    In 2007, Lynn was inducted of the Missouri Walk of Fame, located in Marshfield, Missouri.
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  • 2006
    Age 79
    In 2006, Lynn retired from acting and relocated to Mount Airy, North Carolina, the hometown of Andy Griffith and the town on which Mayberry is believed to have been based despite Griffith's repeated denials.
    More Details Hide Details Betty Lynn makes monthly appearances at the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy to sign autographs and meet with her fans.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 59
    Following the end of The Andy Griffith Show, Lynn continued appearing in various television and film roles. In 1986, she reprised the role of Thelma Lou in the reunion television movie Return to Mayberry in which Thelma Lou and Barney Fife were finally married.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 34
    She portrayed the role regularly from 1961 until 1965, then made a final guest appearance in one episode during the sixth season (1965–1966).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 26
    In the 1953–1954 television season, Lynn was cast as June Wallace, the fictitious sister-in-law of the Ray Bolger character in the ABC sitcom Where's Raymond?
    More Details Hide Details Allyn Joslyn played her husband, Jonathan Wallace. Lynn and Joslyn left the series in its second season when it was renamed The Ray Bolger Show. After guest starring on various television series including Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, The Gale Storm Show, Sugarfoot, and Markham, Lynn won the role of Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show.
  • 1948
    Age 21
    Lynn made her film debut in the 1948 film Sitting Pretty opposite Robert Young.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she appeared in June Bride with Bette Davis followed by roles in Mother Is a Freshman (1949), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and Payment on Demand (1951).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on August 29, 1926.
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