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Played the role of Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. In 1996, he was honored by TV Guide, as they ranked him 27 out of 50 in its Greatest TV Stars of All Time.
He was married and divorced twice before marrying Frances Yarborough in 2002, whom he remained married to until his death in 2006. He had two children with his first wife.
How did Don Knotts die?
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||81 years|
|Birthday||July 21, 1924|
|Death date||February 24, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.Don Knotts
We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn’t want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.Don Knotts
Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they’re thinking, if they’re happy or sad. That’s what I tried to do with Barney.Don Knotts
I don’t think just funny is enough on Broadway.Don Knotts
Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.Don Knotts