Man Who Composed and Whistled Theme to “The Andy Griffith Show” Dies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Los Angeles (AP) The man who composed and whistled the theme to “The Andy Griffith show” has died.

His wife says Earle Hagen died at his home in Rancho Mirage, california. He was 88.

Hagen composed themes and music for about 3,000 hours of TV in his career that lasted 60 years. His other famous themes include “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Mod Squad” “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.” and “I Spy.”

Hagen won an Emmy for some of the music he wrote for “I Spy.”

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19319344 -
Gray Television, Inc.