Ron Howard statement on Andy Griffith

Howard says “The Andy Griffith Show” was “amazing environment.”
Oklahoman Modified: July 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm •  Published: July 3, 2012


Ron Howard says

Griffith was inspiring

Duncan-born actor and director Ron Howard starred as a child as Opie on the “The Andy Griffith Show.” Howard grew up to become the Oscar-

winning director of “A Beautiful Mind.” He released a statement to The Associated Press about Griffith: “His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama or comedy or his music, was inspiring to grow up around,” Howard said in a statement. “The spirit he created on the set of ‘The Andy Griffith Show' was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment.”

For a transcript and video of Howard's MSNBC interview about Griffith, go to

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