Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:57:55
Actress Maggie Peterson played Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show but she was so much more. We lost her on Sunday May 15, 2022 so please join me in celebrating her life from Greeley to Mayberry.
In trying to come up with the best was to honor Maggie and to help fans learn more about her, I realized that an interview with Maggie recorded in Calhoun, GA at an event called “A Touch of Mayberry” would allow us to hear her tell the story in her own words. The year was 2018 and it was a special evening.
She grew up in Greeley, CO where she and her brother started a band called “The JaDa Quartet.” They played places around Colorado and eventually made it to New York where the band was booked on several television series as musical guests. Andy’s manager, Richard Link, helped the group get the bookings and they were off to a great start. Maggie moved to New York then out to California where she landed the role of Charlene Darling. She had roles in movies, commercials and in guest staring roles in series like “The Odd Couple,” “The Bill Dana Show,” “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” “Green Acers,” and “Mayberry, RFD.”
Listen, or watch, to hear the whole story. I would like to suggest you actually watch the video version of this episode so you can see the images of Maggie presented during the stage show.
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