Letter from the son of legendary actor/director Howard Morris who played Ernest T. Bass on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
I have extremely sad news to report of my dear father, Howard, who suddenly passed away the afternoon of May 21, 2005.
He was without a doubt the most amazing father.
In show business, Howard Morris “the star” was one in a trillion, a true genius, and an entertainment dynamo. So many “greats” in this business followed his career with incredible admiration and respect. I for one am one of his biggest fans!
The Andy Griffith Show became a major part of my father’s life. He appeared in only five episodes. Regardless, he made a permanent impression on so many people, and was always amazed by and grateful for all of the love and support his fans gave to him.
I shared with Howard every bit of mail that came in, so I know firsthand how important your cards, emails, and gifts were to him over the years.
All I can really say now is that I miss him beyond words.
Thank you for being there!
Howard Morris: September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005
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