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Don Knotts

Birth name Jesse Donald Knotts
Born July 21, 1924(1924-07-21)
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Died February 24, 2006 (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California
Years active 1953 - 2006

Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (a role which earned him five Emmy Awards), and as landlord Ralph Furley on the television sitcom Three’s Company in the 1980s. He also appeared opposite Tim Conway in a number of comedy films aimed at children. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 147 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is the most well known photo of Deputy Barney Fife, played by Don Knotts. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winners: // Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy 1974: Rob Reiner, All In The Family Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy-Variety/Variety/Music Series 1974: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975-76: no information Outstanding... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Deputy Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show Bernard Barney Fife[1] was the fictional deputy sheriff in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... An Emmy Award. ... Ralph Furley (played by Don Knotts) is the name of a fictional character from the sitcom Threes Company. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Tim Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American comedic actor. ...

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Biography

Early life

Knotts was born in the university town of Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and his wife, Elsie L. Moore. His father’s family had been in the United States since the 17th century, originally settling in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.[1] His father had been a farmer, but suffered a nervous breakdown and lost his farm. The family (including Don’s two brothers) was supported by Don’s mother, who ran a boarding house in town. [2] Knotts’ father suffered from schizophrenia and alcoholism and died when Don was 13 years old.[3] Some time later, Knotts graduated from Morgantown High School. Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Queen Annes County is an East Baltimore transplant commuter-dominated county located in the state of Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Boarding House is a privately owned house,in which individuals or families on vaccation, holidays, deputition,transfered on temporary duties, on some particular training,short&mediun tenure visitors,working professionals & lodgers,rent one or more rooms sets for one or more nights,sometimes for extended periods of weeks, months and... Morgantown High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. ...


At 19, Knotts joined the Army and served in World War II as part of a traveling GI variety show and as a nurse. He did not serve in the Marine Corps as a drill instructor, as has been the subject of a popular urban legend.[4] After the war, Knotts graduated from West Virginia University in 1948. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The UKs Royal Marines in a Rigid Raider assault watercraft A marine corps (from French corps de marine) is a branch of a nations armed forces incorporating Marines, intended to be capable of mounting amphibious assaults using infantry, armour, aircraft, and watercraft. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys...


Career

After performing various roles and venues (including a ventriloquist act with a dummy named Hooch Matador), Knotts got his first major break on television in the soap opera Search for Tomorrow where he appeared from 1953 to 1955. However, he gained greater fame in 1956 on Steve Allen’s variety show, appearing as part of Allen’s comedic repertory company, most notably in Allen’s mock “Man in the Street” interviews, always as a man obviously very nervous and breathing heavily about being on camera. The humor in the interviews would be increased when Knotts stated his occupation- always one that wouldn’t be appropriate for such a nervous, shaking person, such as a surgeon or explosives expert. Ventriloquism is an act of deception in which a person (ventriloquist) manipulates his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... “Steve Allen” redirects here. ...


In 1958, Knotts appeared in the movie No Time for Sergeants alongside Andy Griffith. The movie, based on the play and book of the same name, began a professional and personal relationship between Knotts and Griffith that would last for decades. No Time for Sergeants was a 1954 best-selling novel by Mac Hyman, which was later adapted into a popular Broadway play and 1958 motion picture (plus a forgettable 1964 television series). ... Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ...


In 1960, when Griffith was offered the opportunity to headline in his own television sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968), Knotts took the role of Barney Fife, the deputy and cousin of Sheriff Andy Taylor (portrayed by Griffith). Knotts’ five seasons portraying the deputy on the popular show would earn him five Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama, even considering it was a comedy. This article is about a genre of comedy. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... For other persons named Andrew Taylor, see Andrew Taylor (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ...


A summary of the show from the website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications describes Deputy Barney Fife: “Self-important, romantic, and nearly always wrong, Barney dreamed of the day he could use the one bullet (which he kept in his shirt pocket) Andy had allowed him to be issued. While Barney was forever frustrated that Mayberry was too small for the delusional ideas he had of himself, viewers got the sense that he couldn’t have survived anywhere else. Don Knotts played the comic and pathetic sides of the character with equal aplomb and aploom.” The Museum of Broadcast Communications is located in Chicago, Illinois. ...


When the show first aired, Andy Griffith was intended to be the comedic lead with Don Knotts as his “foil”, or straight man. But, it was quickly found that the show was funnier the other way around. The years during which the two worked on the show cemented Griffith’s lifelong admiration for Don Knotts and their lifelong friendship.


Believing earlier remarks made by Griffith, that The Andy Griffith Show would soon be ending, Knotts began to look for other work, and signed a five film contract with Universal Studios. He was caught off guard when Griffith announced he would be continuing with the show after all, but Knotts’ hands were tied. Knotts left the series in 1965. (Within the series, it was announced that Deputy Fife had finally made the “big time”, and had joined the Raleigh, NC, police force.) This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... See also: 1964 in television, other events of 1965, 1966 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1965-66 American network television schedule. ...


Knotts went on to star in a series of film comedies which drew on his high-strung persona from the TV series: The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), The Love God? (1969) and How to Frame a Figg (1971). Knotts would, however, return to the role of Barney Fife several times in the 1960s: he made five more guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show (gaining him another two Emmys), and later appeared once more on the spin-off Mayberry RFD, where he was present for the marriage of Andy Taylor and his longtime love, Helen Crump. The Incredible Mr. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... The Ghost and Mr. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Reluctant Astronaut is a film in 1967 starring comedian Don Knotts. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The Shakiest Gun in the West, starring Don Knotts The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) is a film starring Don Knotts. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Mayberry R.F.D. was a spinoff from The Andy Griffith Show. ... Helen Crump is a fictional dramatic character on the American television program The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968). ...


After making How to Frame a Figg, Knotts’ 5-film contract with Universal came to an end. He continued to work steadily, though he did not appear as a regular on any successful series. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Knotts served as the spokesman for Dodge trucks and was featured prominently in a series of print ads and dealer brochures. On television, he went on to host an odd-variety show/sitcom hybrid on NBC, The Don Knotts Show, which aired Tuesdays during the fall of 1970, but the series was low-rated and short-lived. He also made frequent guest appearances on other shows such as The Bill Cosby Show and Here’s Lucy. In 1970, he would also make yet another appearance as Barney Fife, in the pilot of The New Andy Griffith Show. (This was particularly odd, as Andy Griffith did not play Sheriff Taylor in this series.) In 1972, Knotts would voice an animated version of himself in two memorable episodes of The New Scooby Doo Movies. He also appeared as Felix Unger in a stage version of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple with Art Carney as Oscar Madison. Dodge is a North American brand of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks from Chrysler, sold globally. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Bill Cosby Show was a sitcom that aired for two seasons on NBC from 1969 until 1971. ... TV Guide cover, promoting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burtons famous appearance on a 1970 episode of Heres Lucy Heres Lucy was Lucille Balls third network television sitcom. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... Felix Unger was one of the principal characters in Neil Simons play The Odd Couple. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Arthur William Matthew Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American actor in film, stage, television, and radio. ... Oscar Madison is a character in The Odd Couple, which was a movie, a very successful television series, and eventually became a Broadway play. ...


Beginning in 1975 Knotts was teamed with Tim Conway in a series of slapstick movies aimed at children, including the 1975 Disney film The Apple Dumpling Gang, and its 1979 sequel, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again and the Disney movie Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. They also did a comedy/mystery movie in 1981 called The Private Eyes. Tim Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American comedic actor. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney movie about slick gambler Bill Bixby who is duped to taking care of a group of orphan children who eventually strike gold during the California Gold Rush. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a sequel to the 1975 family hit The Apple Dumpling Gang starring the comedy duo of Tim Conway, and Don Knotts. ... Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was the third of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie - a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. ... The Private Eyes (1981) is an American film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. ...


In 1979, Knotts returned to series television in his second most identifiable role, landlord Ralph Furley on Three’s Company. The series, which was already an established hit, added Knotts to the cast when the original landlords, a married couple played by Audra Lindley and Norman Fell, left the show to star in a short-lived spin-off series (The Ropers). Though the role of the outlandish, overdressed, nerdy-geeky-buffoon landlord was originally intended to be a minor recurring character, Knotts was so funny and lovable as a character who fantasized that he was an incredibly attractive lothario, that the writers greatly expanded his role. On set, Knotts easily ingratiated himself to the already-established cast. Knotts remained on the show until it ended in 1984. The Three’s Company script supervisor, Carol Summers, went on to be Knotts’ agent--often accompanying him to personal appearances. See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Ralph Furley (played by Don Knotts) is the name of a fictional character from the sitcom Threes Company. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Lindley in the opening credits of Threes Company Audra Marie Lindley (September 24, 1918 – October 16, 1997) was an American actress most famous for her role as landlady Helen Roper on the popular sitcom Threes Company and its spin-off, The Ropers. ... Norman Fell (born Norman Feld March 24, 1924 – December 14, 1998) was a Golden Globe award-winning American film and television actor most famous for his role as landlord Mr. ... The Ropers was an American sitcom that ran from March 1979 to April 1980. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1984. ...


In 1986, Don Knotts reunited with Andy Griffith in the 1986 made-for-television movie Return to Mayberry, where he reprised his role as Barney Fife yet again. In 1989, he joined Griffith in another show, playing a recurring role as pesky neighbor Les Calhoun on Matlock until 1992. // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ... The year 1986 in television involved some significant events. ... Return to Mayberry was a television movie made in 1986 on NBC. The show was a reunion movie for the 1960s American television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... Ben Matlock in court Matlock was an American television legal drama starring Andy Griffith as attorney Ben Matlock. ... The year 1992 in television involved some significant events. ...


After Matlock ended, Knotts’ film and television roles became sporadic. In 1998, Knotts had a small but pivotal role as the mysterious TV repairman in Pleasantville. That year, his home town of Morgantown, West Virginia, changed the name of the street formerly known as South University Ave (US 119, SR 73) to “Don Knotts Boulevard” on “Don Knotts Day”. Also that day, in a nod to Don’s role as Barney Fife, he was also named an honorary Deputy Sheriff with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department. Two years later, Knotts was recognized for his television work with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Pleasantville DVD cover Pleasantville is a film first released in Canada on September 17, 1998 starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Jeff Daniels. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... U.S. Highway 119 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... West Virginia Route 73 is an east-west state highway located in the Logan, West Virginia area. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Though he continued to act on stage, much of his film and television work after 2000 was voice only. In 2002, he would appear again with Scooby-Doo in the video game Scooby-Doo: Night of 100 Frights (Knotts also sent up his appearances on that show in various promotions for Cartoon Network and in a parody on Robot Chicken, where he was teamed with Phyllis Diller). In 2003, Knotts teamed up with Tim Conway again to provide voices for the direct-to-video children’s series, Hermie & Friends which would continue until his death. In 2005, he was the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey in Chicken Little (2005), his first Disney movie since 1979. Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy Award-Winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ...


On September 12, 2003, Knotts was in Kansas City doing a stage version of On Golden Pond when he received a phone call from John Ritter’s family telling him that his ex-Three’s Company's co-star had died of an aortic dissection that day. Knotts and the rest of his co-stars attended the funeral four days after Ritter’s death. Before Ritter’s death, Knotts appeared with the former one final time in a cameo on an episode of the series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. It was an episode that paid homage to the earlier famous TV series. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta (the largest artery of the body). ... 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (usually shortened to 8 Simple Rules) is a television comedy that airs on ABC. It is about a married couple with three children. ...


During this period of time, macular degeneration in both eyes caused the otherwise robust Don Knotts to become virtually blind, and his live appearances on television were few, and all were nostalgic or parodic versions of his iconic characters. In 2005, Knotts parodied his Ralph Furley character in a Desperate Housewives sketch on The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards. He would parody that part one final time, in his last live-action television appearance, an episode of That ’70s Show, (“Stone Cold Crazy”). In the show Don played Fez and Jackie’s new landlord. Although the landlord was never named, it was obvious to Knotts fans that he was none other than Ralph Furley. Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-07-19, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of either Kenosha or Green Bay[1] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ...


Death

Don Knotts died on February 24, 2006, at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 81 from pulmonary and respiratory complications related to lung cancer. He had been undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in recent months, but went home after he reportedly had been getting better [5]. Long-time friend Andy Griffith visited Knotts’ bedside a few hours before he died. His daughter stayed with him until his death. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... Breathing transports oxygen into the body and carbon dioxide out of the body. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world-renowned hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ...


Knotts’ obituaries began surfacing the Saturday afternoon following his death, mostly noting his Barney Fife character. Some cited him as a huge influence on other famous television stars. Musician and fan J.D. Wilkes said this about Knotts: “Only a genius like Knotts could make an anxiety-ridden, passive-aggressive Napoleon character like Fife a familiar, welcome friend each week. Without his awesome contributions to television there would’ve been no other over-the-top, self-deprecating acts like Conan O’Brien or Chris Farley.” Col. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy-winning American comedian, writer and television personality best known as host of NBCs late-night talk/variety show Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. ...


Knotts is buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. [6] Cemetery view looking South-East. ...


Since his death, his hometown, Morgantown, West Virginia, has began working towards the creation of a statue of Knott’s likeness in his honor which will be placed in a special memorial park along the river and Don Knotts Boulevard.[1][2]


Filmography

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Move Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy starring Doris Day as Ellen Wagstaff Arden, a mother of two young children who was believed to be lost at sea following an airplane accident. ... The Incredible Mr. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... The Ghost and Mr. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Reluctant Astronaut is a film in 1967 starring comedian Don Knotts. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... 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Gus is a gay film, i mean really gay 1976 film by Walt Disney Studios. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was the third of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie - a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film from Walt Disney Pictures starring Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine Darren McGavin, and Jack Elam released on July 5, 1978. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a sequel to the 1975 family hit The Apple Dumpling Gang starring the comedy duo of Tim Conway, and Don Knotts. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The Private Eyes (1981) is an American film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... See also Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash Cannonball Run II is a film that was released in 1984. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Cats Dont Dance is a 1997 animated family feature film, notable as the only animated feature produced by the short-lived Turner Entertainment animation unit. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Pleasantville is a New Line Cinema film first released in Canada on September 17, 1998 starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Jeff Daniels. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... This animated version of Tom Sawyer, like Disneys Robin Hood, features a cast of anthropomorphic animals instead of humans. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Air Buddies is the sixth film in the Air Bud series and the first in the spinoff series Air Buddies, which follows the life of a lonely teenager and his dog who has the uncanny ability to play every sport. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...

Television work

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References

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Notes

  1. ^ Don Knotts Legacy Fund. The Greater Morgantown Community Trust. Retrieved on 2007-11-12.
  2. ^ Knotts family gives approval of the Morgantown tribute to Knotts. Lester Sculpture. Retrieved on 2007-11-12.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Persondata
NAME Knotts, Don
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Knotts, Jesse Donald
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor, comedian
DATE OF BIRTH July 21, 1924
PLACE OF BIRTH Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
DATE OF DEATH February 24, 2006
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California

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