Friday, January 20, 2012

Don Knotts

Don Knotts (1924 - 2006)

Although Don Knotts appearred in many movies over the course of his career, ( I remember watching and enjoying 'The Apple Dumpling Gang' and 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' with my Grandparents as a kid), he is best known for his role on TV. In the 1960's he played Deputy Barney Fife in 'The Andy Griffith Show'. In the 1970's sitcom 'Three's Company' he played the landlord Mr. Furley along side of John Ritter and Suzanne Sommers. He was a sort of pioneer in self deprcating humor. Not unlike Chris Farley.

Don Knotts as Barney Fife on 'The Andy Griffith Show'

Don Knotts with Andy Griffin

Don Knotts as Mr. Furley on 'Three's Company'

Don Knotts with his co stars in 'Three's Company'

Don Knotts gravestone in the Pierce Bros. Westwood Memorial Park in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Don Knotts and I

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