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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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and the Bullet (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Daniel de Vise)

By Daniel de Vis? on Mar 24, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Did a Little Boy?s Toy Bullet Inspire the Most Famous Photograph of Barney Fife? Anyone familiar with the great and his best-known character, the over-caffeinated deputy to Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, will recognize the photo. It pictures Barney, head cocked, eyes na... Read full article


: Three Fine Summer Flicks

By Daniel de Vis? 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!


Luther Heggs: [after being heckled as he walks to his car] All right, you two guys! You'd just better watch it. You see these two hands? They're just as hard as steel!
Heavyset Man at Police Station: Hey, look at him, Billy Ray. He's a karate champion! We'd better watch ourselves.
Billy Ray Fox: Yeah, go ahead, Luther!
Heavyset Man at Police Station: Do something!
Luther Heggs: [chickens out] Why don't you run up an alley and holler fish!


Heavyset Man at Police Station: Yeah Luther, what you gonna do about it?
Luther Heggs: [after a pause] Why don't you run up an alley and holler fish?


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Don Knotts Facts
Took an early job plucking chickens for a market when he was told he didn't have a future in acting.

Portrayed Windy Wales on Mutual Radio's "Bobby Benson" (1949-1955).

Served in the Army of the United States, under the service number 35 756 363, from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Discharged in the rank of Technician Grade 5, which was the equivalent of a Corporal.

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