"Andy Griffith Show" marathons and movies including "A Face in the Crowd" will air in memory of deceased show-business legend Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith, who died Tuesday at the age of 86, will be remembered with tributes on Turner Classic Movies and TV Land.
TCM will air four of Griffith's more prominent movies on July 18, starting at 8 p.m., beginning with the 1957 Elia Kazan film "A Face in the Crowd," which also starred Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau and Lee Remick, and featured Griffith as drifter-turned-villainous media sensation Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes.
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The 1958 film "No Time for Sergeants" will air at 10:15 p.m., followed by 1975's "Hearts of the West" at 12:30 a.m., and 1958's "Onionhead" at 2:15 a.m.
TV Land, meanwhile will focus on Griffith's small-screen career — specifically, his long-running "The Andy Griffith Show." TV Land will air marathons of the series on Wednesday, July 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as July 7 and July 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Andy Griffith,” TV Land President Larry W. Jones said. “His contributions to the entertainment industry and his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor will live forever in the minds and hearts of generations of television viewers past, present and yet to come. The entire TV Land staff will miss him and our thoughts go out to his family.”