Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 95

Betty Lynn, best known for playing Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou on “Die Andy Griffith Show,” Saterdag oorlede, the Andy Griffith Museum gestel. Sy was 95 jaar oud.

Although she was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and spent most of her career in southern California, in 2006 Lynn moved to Mt. Airy, Noord-Carolina, the town which served as the inspiration for Griffith’s Mayberry.
She served as an ambassador for the Andy Griffith Museum, regularly appearing at the museum to speak to fans and sign autographs.
      I love watching the old shows and still laugh out loud,” Lynn told HuffPost in 2013. “Those days were some of the happiest of my life.
        Actors Don Knotts who played the role of Barney Fife, reg, along with George Lindsey, who played Goober and Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou, links, arrive at a reception at the Governor's Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee Wednesday, Junie 27, 2001.

        After a number of bit parts in films likeCheaper by the Dozenand small roles in TV series includingDisneyland,” Lynn first appeared as Thelma Lou in 1961.
          Her character was often flustered by the tightly-wound personality of boyfriend Barney Fife, played by Don Knotts, but they continued to date throughout most of the series.
            After two decades of on-again, off-again romance, they finally married in the reunion TV movieReturn to Mayberry” in 1986, the charactersfinal appearance together on screen.
            I saw her last a few years ago where she still lit up the room with the positivity,” director Ron Howard, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor’s son Opie, posted on Twitter Sondag. “It was great to have known and worked with her.




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