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Don Knotts Overview:

Character actor, Don Knotts, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on Jul 21, 1924 in Morgantown, WV. Knotts died at the age of 81 on Feb 24, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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By Daniel de Visé on Jul 20, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born July 21, 1924, …  played Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on The Andy Griffith Show, so well and so memorably that the part would come to define the man. Don, who would have turned 92 today, July 21, spent the rest of his career trying to escape Barney’s long, slender... Read full article


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Don Knotts Quotes:

Roy Fleming: [as Mr. Spaceman, operating the Rocket Ride] We are now passing over the Hawaiian Islands. Our flight plan will carry us to the recovery area 100 miles southeast of the Bahamas. We are starting our retro-rocket countdown: five, four, three, two, one, firing retro rockets!
[presses button making rocket sound]
Roy Fleming: We will be touching down in twenty minutes.
Mary: [whispering] I have to go to the bathroom.
Roy Fleming: We have just touched down!


Henry Limpet: Doesn't it kind of give you a thrill of hope, George?
George Stickel: Hope for what, Henry?
Henry Limpet: Well, with the war in Europe and new weapons being invented all the time, why, what if men were actually foolish enough to destroy themselves completely? Then, you see, the fish in the ocean would develop into a new race of men, and, well, this time they might turn out better, you see?


Luther Heggs: I guess if you cut me, I'd bleed ink.


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Don Knotts Facts
He was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "The Mind with the Dirty Man", at the Arlington Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Cousin of Jodi Knotts.

Don ceased to be a regular on The Andy Griffith Show after 1965 because originally, the show's producers had intended to end the series after that year, still at a creative and popular peak. Knotts had already signed a multi-picture deal with Universal Studios when Griffith relented to network pressure and kept his show on the air for several more years. Don said later that he deeply regretted having to leave the show, but his film commitments prevented him from continuing as a cast regular.

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