If you know late American actor Andy Griffith, you probably know about his children. Well, today we are going to talk about Dixie Griffith, who is an adopted daughter of the legendary actor, Andy. He was widely known for his work in movies like A Face in the Crowd and No Time for Sergeants.
Well, how is Dixie Griffith’s life as the daughter of such a successful father? What does she do for a living? Is she married or dating a boyfriend? Not only this, but we will also discuss her age, net worth, and a lot more interesting details.
Let’s get started.
Dixie Griffith Is Not The Biological Daughter Of Andy Griffith
Not many known but Dixie Griffith is not the biological child of late actor Andy. She was rather adopted by him from the foster home. If sources are to be believed, she was born in North American, in an orphanage.
Despite being an adopted child, she shared a great relationship with both her parents. Talking of her mother Barbara Griffith, she was also a successful actress.
Her Mother Died When She Was Young
Though there are no details on her biological mum, her adoptive mother Barbara Griffith died when she was still very young. She reportedly died on July 23, 1980, in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Unfortunately the reason behind her death is not known.
Dixie is not the only child in the family, she also had a brother Andy Griffith Jr., who was also reportedly adopted by her parents. Her brother was a film producer and is recognized for his work as an executive producer in Dying Game.
Unfortunately, he died at the age of 37, on January 17, 1996 (age 37) in Universal City, California, USA. He was an alcoholic and died because of complications caused by years of alcoholism.
Dixie Griffith Is Famous Because Of Her Actor-Father Andy
The only reason Dixie is so popular is that her father Andy was a successful actor, singer, & producer. The Tony-nominated actor Andy Griffith is hugely famous for his works in movies including A Face in the Crowd (1957) and No Time for Sergeants (1958).
Later, he gained immense fame for his role as Andy Taylor in the TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He was part of the show for over 8 years from 1960 to 1968. Likewise, he was also appreciated for his appearance as Ben Matlock in the dram series Matlock from 1986 to 1995.
Some of his other successful works include The Strangers In 7A, Go Ask Alice, Winter Kill, Pray for the Wildcats, Deathwatch, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), Centennial, to name a few.
Marriage And Divorce
Dixie Griffith’s father Andy was married thrice in his life. His first marriage was with actress Barbara Bray Edwards. The couple married on 22nd August 1949, however, their marriage was not long-lived as they divorce in 1972.
He tied the knot for the second time to a Greek actress Solica Cassuto. The duo was married for eight years from 1973 to 1981. Eventually, he married for the third time Cindi Knight, a former actress, and teacher. They walked down the aisle on April 22nd, 1983, and were married until his death.
Unfortunately, the legendary actor Andy is no more among us. He died at the age of 86, at around 7 a.m. Tuesday, on July 3rd, 2012, in Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. He was announced to have died of a heart attack after he was found dead in his beautiful coastal home in Dare County, N.C.
The family members buried him within 5 hours of his death in Roanoke Island at around 11:30 a.m. ET, as per his family’s wish. In conversation with CNN, the executive director of the state’s Funeral Directors Association Larry F. Stegall stated that burying in such a short time after death is unusual. He stated,
It’s not very common, I don’t recall having heard of it, and I’ve been here 32 years.
Further, the family has also not revealed wherein the island Andy is buried. On the matter, the spokesperson, who declined to reveal the burial place said,
It had been planned for some time. This was the wish of his family
Dixie Griffith Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband
Despite being a star kid, Dixie has kept all the details regarding her love affairs and relationships completely away from the media. There are no information on whether she ever got married.
Also, she has not revealed if she ever dated a boyfriend. Moreover, ever since the death of her father, she has become a recluse and barely makes any public appearance. Thus, it is extremely hard to pinpoint if she is in any sort of a romantic relationship.
Did Dixie Griffith Inherit Her Father’s $60 Million Net Worth?
Reportedly, Dixie and Andy’s third wife Cindi Knight is the only member of the family who is alive. So logically, they are the only members who are eligible to inherit the wealth he owned. Judging by that, Dixie is likely to have a net worth of at least $30 million.
However, as per some tabloids, the What It Was, Was Football singer Andy had objected an inheritance of his net worth to any of the upsprings of either Dixie or his adopted son Sam.
Dixie is not on any social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. It looks like she does not enjoy being on social media like most of the celebrities these days.