Remembering Don Knotts for the Legend He Was (27 Facts)

Don Knotts was an actor and comedian best known for his role on The Andy Griffith Show as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife – a role that earned him five Emmy Awards. You probably also remember him from Three’s Company, where he played Ralph Furley from 1979 to 1984. Knots was in many comedic films, like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964). By 1979, TV Guide ranked him #27 on their 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.


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The late great comedy legend will forever be remembered as one of the more beloved comedians. Everyone remembers his high strung characters and his high pitched voice. But despite all his popularity, Knotts kept his private life behind closed doors. It was only after his death in 2006 that information about the comedy star of the past was revealed. Continue reading for a look into the life of Don Knotts.

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