“Thelma Lou” of Andy Griffith Fame Passes Away

A sad note, as another part of our childhood passes on.

Betty Lynn – the actress who played Barney Fife’s girlfriend, Thelma Lou on the Andy Griffith show – has passed away.

Lynn died Saturday at the age of 95 following a brief illness.  She appeared as Thelma Lou on the Andy Griffith Show between 1960 and 1965.  Her long career included many roles over the years in TV, movies, and radio; she also performed for American soldiers in war zones in Southeast Asia during World War II.