Betty Lynn, Barney’s Girlfriend Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Dies at 95

Betty Lynn, Barney’s Girlfriend Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Dies at 95
Betty Lynn, the actress who portrayed Thelma Lou, the wholesome girlfriend of Don Knotts’ Barney Fife, on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. She was 95.

Lynn died Saturday after a short illness in Mount Airy, North Carolina, where she lived in a retirement home. She had moved to the birthplace of Andy Griffith — now home to the Andy Griffith Museum, where she regularly signed autographs and delighted fans — in 2006. The museum announced her death.

Before her most famous role, the red-haired Lynn appeared in such films as June Bride (1948) and Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as a contract player at ...
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