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‘Andy Griffith Show’ actress Betty Lynn dead at 95

By Staff | Oct 18, 2021

In this photo provided by Hobart Jones, Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” reads remarks from Rance Howard, father of film director Ron Howard, at the annual Mayberry Days celebration in Mount Airy, N.C. on Sunday, Sept. 30., 2012, This weekend’s celebration was the first since the death of Griffith, who died July 3 at his home in Manteo, N.C. (AP Photo/Hobart Jones)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the actress best known for her role as Thelma Lou on the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ died Saturday at the age of 95.


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