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June 16, 2007

Andy Griffith makes comeback at 81 in "Waitress"

Andy Griffith is best known for his roles as Andy Taylor or Matlock, depending on what generation you identify with; but now Griffin in making a comeback on the indy scene.

Griffith is only a supporting character in the independent film, "Waitress," starring Keri Russell as Jenna, a top-notch pie maker trying to leave her brutish husband.  Andy steals the show as the cranky owner of the diner where Russell's character works.

"I'm glad to be back," Griffith said. "I loved working in the film, and I just thought it was actually wonderful."

"Waitress" was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who was found slain in the Manhattan apartment she used as an office not long after "Waitress" was accepted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Griffith said that Shelly, who also stars in the film, "knew exactly what she wanted to hear."

Both Andy Griffith and "Waitress" are getting rave reviews.

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