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Betty Lynn, Andy Griffith Show’s Selma Lou dies | National News



File-In this September 6, 2007 file photo, actor Betty Lin, who played Selmaloo at the Andy Griffith Show, pauses at the statues of Andy and Opie Taylor in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Lynn died on Saturday, October 16th. In 2021, after a brief illness, Mount Airy’s Andy Griffith Museum announced in a statement. She was 95 years old.


Jerry Bloom


Mount Airy, NC (AP) — The film and television actor Betty Lin, best known for her role as Barney Fife’s lover Selmaloo, has died at the Andy Griffith Show. She was 95 years old.

Lynn died peacefully on Saturday after a brief illness announced in a statement by the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Lynn appeared on the show as Selma Lou from 1961 to 1966. She replayed her role in the television movie “Return to Maybury,” in which Selma Lou and Bernie married.

Born August 29, 1926 in Elizabeth Anteresarin, Kansas City, Missouri, Lynn began studying and acting in dance from an early age. In 1944 she began playing as part of the USO camp show.

Lynn took her talent abroad and played at the USO for military personnel during World War II. According to a museum statement, she was “believed to be the only American woman to travel on dangerous Burmese roads during the war.”

She moved to New York in the late 1940s and began acting in movies and later on television. After decades of her career, fans have come to know her best about her role at the Andy Griffith Show.

In his later years, Lynn reunited with fellow cast members and participated in various Mayberry-themed festivals.

Betty Lynn, Andy Griffith Show’s Selma Lou dies | National News

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