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Don Knotts

Don Knotts
Knotts receives his first Emmy Award for The Andy Griffith Show, 1961
Personal information
Birth nameJesse Donald Knotts
Birth dateJuly 21, 1924
Place of birthMorgantown, West Virginia, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 24, 2006(age 81)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung Cancer
EducationMorgantown High School
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1953 2006
SpouseKathryn Metz (1947-1967) divorce,
Loralee Czuchna (1974-1983) divorce,
Frances Yarborough (2002-2006) (his death)
ChildrenFrom Metz
Thomas Knotts,
Karen Knotts

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Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 - February 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. He also played landlord Ralph Furley on the 1970s television sitcom Three's Company.

In 1996 TV Guide ranked him number 27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.

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