View Full Version : George Lindsey, aka Goober Pyle, dies at 83

05-06-2012, 04:17 PM
George "Goober" Lindsey, most widely known for playing Goober Pyle on the iconic television series The Andy Griffith Show (http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Andy+Griffith+Show), died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization. He was 83.


05-06-2012, 04:36 PM
"Lindsey has raised over $1,000,000 (USD) for Alabama Special Olympics through 17 years of the George Lindsey Celebrity Weekend and Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama and another $50,000 for the Alabama Association of Retarded Citizens. and participated as Head Coach-Winter Games in Minneapolis, MN Special Olympics National Competition."

That's kind of neat given that Goober was portrayed as being a bit touched.