Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou en "The Andy Griffith Show",'Muerto en 95

La estrella murió en paz el sábado tras una breve enfermedad., El Museo Andy Griffith en Mount Airy, Carolina del Norte, Anunciado en una oracion.

Lynn apareció como Thelma Lou en la exitosa serie de 1961 Hasta que 1966. She reprised her role inReturn to Mayberry,” the made-for-TV movie where she and Fife (Don Knotts) got married.

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Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou.

Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou. (Photo by: Frank Carrroll/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn on Aug. 29, 1926, in Kansas City, Misuri, Lynn began studying dance and acting at a young age. En 1944, she started performing as a part of USO Camp Shows.

Lynn took her talents overseas, performing in the USO for servicemembers during World War II. According to the museum, she wasthought to be the only American woman to have traveled the dangerous Burma Road during the war.

She moved to New York in the late 1940s and began acting in film, and later, televisión. While she had led a successful decadeslong career as an actress, fans remember her best for her role inThe Andy Griffith Show.

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Director and actor Ron Howard, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor’s son, Opie, paid tribute to Lynn in a tweet on Sunday stating shebrightened every scene she was in & every shooting day she was on set.

In her later years, Lynn participated in reunions with fellow cast members and various Mayberry-themed festivals. Knotts died in 2006 a la edad 81.

Lynn moved from Hollywood to Mount Airy in 2007 following a series of break-ins at her home. She expressed her love for the city to The Associated Press in 2015.

Actress Betty Lynn, que interpretó a Thelma Lou en "The Andy Griffith Show",’ pays her respects at the Andy Griffith statue in Mt. Airy, Carolina del Norte, el martes, mes de julio 3, 2012. The actor died that year at age 86.

Actress Betty Lynn, que interpretó a Thelma Lou en "The Andy Griffith Show",’ pays her respects at the Andy Griffith statue in Mt. Airy, Carolina del Norte, el martes, mes de julio 3, 2012. The actor died that year at age 86. (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

I think God’s blessed me,” Lynn said at the time. “He brought me to a sweet town, wonderful people, and just said, 'Ahora, that’s for you, Betty.’

The museum shared that Lynn had been working on an autobiography before her death. El libro is now expected to be released posthumously.

Lynn is survived by several cousins. A memorial service will take place in Culver City, California. Details are to be released at a later date.

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