MOUNT AIRY, NC (WGHP) – The estate of Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” is scheduled to go up for auction.
The auction, which includes 118 items, is scheduled to run from Friday at 8 a.m. EST until noon on December 30 EST. Items include photos of Lynn and her on-screen boyfriend Don Knotts, various sets of dishes, furniture and various works of art.
Lynn passed away after a brief illness in October at the age of 95. At the time of her death, she was living in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
She was born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn on August 29, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri. Lynn started taking dance lessons when she was 5 years old and acting and singing at 14. In 1944, when she was 18 years old, she began performing for USO Camp Shows in the US
She then went abroad, including a long stint at the China-Burma-India Theatre, in 1945, where she entertained the troops and visited wounded servicemen. After the war, she returned to New York and attracted the attention of Hollywood scouts. Twentieth Century-Fox signed her to a multi-year contract.
Lynn’s character in “The Andy Griffith Show” is Barney Fife’s girlfriend. She appeared on 26 episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show”, which aired from 1961 to 1966 and spanned the first six seasons of the show.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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