To one generation, Ron Howard is an Oscar-winning director; to another, he's Richie Cunningham from the '70s sitcom Happy Days; but for many, he'll always be little Opie from The Andy Griffith Show. With the sad news that Andy passed away this morning, Ron remembers his good friend and mentor, telling ET, 'I think he lived a rich, full life with optimism to the very end.' Related: Andy Griffith Dies
'It was Andy's effort and vision, week in and week out, that kept modifying and defining and red
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