Joyanne Herbert is the ex-wife of American actor and comedian George Lindsay. George is widely known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show. Joyanne and George Lindsey met in 1955, and according to George, it was love at first sight; they started talking and soon fell in love.
The couple married in 1955 and stayed together for over thirty years until they divorced in 1991. During their time together, the couple had two children a daughter named Camden Lindsey and a son named George Lindsey Jr. Joyanne’s son followed in the footsteps of his father, who is an actor.
Joyanne’s ex-husband was the only child of his parents; however, they did not raise him as he grew up in Jasper with his grandparents. He attended Walker County High School before joining a military school. In college, George Lindsey played on the football team as a quarterback and participated in college plays. Joyanne’s ex-husband graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and physical education in 1952.
After college, George Lindsey joined the US Air Force and served until 1955. Before starting his acting career, Joyanne’s ex-husband taught at Hazel Green High School for one year.
The Acting Career of Joyanne’s Ex-Husband
George Lindsey learned acting at the American Theatre Wing, after which he started performing in theatre plays which included All American and Wonderful Town. In the early 1960s, Joyanne’s ex-husband appeared in the ” To Tell the Truth ” quiz show. In 1964, George landed the role of Goober Pyle on the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and appeared on the show for four years.
Joyanne’s ex-husband also played Deputy Pierce in an episode of The Twilight Zone. Besides, he portrayed Walter Brennan in The Tycoon. His other early credits include Ensign Pulver, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and Gunsmoke. When Andy Griffith left in 1968, George Lindsey continued playing Goober Pyle in Mayberry R.F.D until 1971.
In the 1980s, Joyanne’s ex-husband had few acting roles as he appeared in a few shows, including Return to Mayberry, Cannonball Run II, and The American Snitch. Besides his successful acting career, George greatly impacted his community. He started the George Lindsey Film Festival in 1998, and the function is held annually at the University of Alabama.
Joyanne’s ex-husband also received some awards for his successful career; these included Minnie Pearl Lifetime Achievement Award and an ICON Award in 2007.
Death of Joyanne’s Ex-Husband
In his later years, George Lindsey had heart problems, and he died of heart failure on May 6, 2012, in Tennessee, aged 83. His body rests at Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper, Alabama, United States of America.
Where is Joyanne Herbert Now?
Joyanne Herbert preferred to live a private life; even when she married George Lindsey, she avoided the spotlight and media attention. After divorcing George, Joyanne Herbert lived privately, and whether she remarried is unclear. Besides, it is also unclear if she is still alive or not.