Born on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Andrew S. Griffith made it to stardom in the late 1950s acting in film, TV and Broadway productions while also creating albums of comedic monologues. He rose to great popularity as the character Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960-68. He later returned to TV in the lawyer drama Matlock and recorded several gospel albums.
Here is a biography of Andy that was done sometime before his death.
Andy did several radio shows in his younger years. Here is two from the old radio show "Town And Country Time"
In the first episode Andy Griffith does his funny "Swan Lake" routine.
In this second episode Andy Griffith does a routine about the opera.