George Smith Lindsey
was an American character actor, best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show
, Mayberry R.F.D.
and his subsequent tenure on Hee-Haw
Lindsey served as comedy support in a few live-action features such as Double L. Dingman in Snowball Express (1972), Pete in Charley and the Angel (1973) and the Coahoma Sheriff in Treasure of Matecumbe (1976). He also did voiceovers for a few of their animated features, portraying Lafayette in The Aristocats (1970), Trigger in Robin Hood (1973) and Deadeye in The Rescuers (1977).
Lindsey died on May 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee from heart failure. He was 83. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama.