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George "Goober" Lindsey 1935-2012

The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor George Lindsey passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. Lindsey was best known for his work as Goober Pyle, the gas station attendant cousin of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show from 1964-1968 replacing Jim Nabors. Lindsey also played Goober on The Andy Griffith Show’s spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. from 1968-1971. After Mayberry R.F.D. was cancelled, Lindsey became a regular on Hee Haw in 1971 until it ended production in 1993.

Lindsey provided voice work for the Disney films The Rescuers, The AristoCats, and Robin Hood.

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