Saturday, February 25, 2006
Don Knotts, Dead At 81
Best known for character Deputy Barney Fife and, of course, Ralph Furley on "Three's Company", Mr. Knotts had one hell of a Impressive Filmography in film, television, animation and, from 1953-1955 the character of Wilbur Peterson on the soap opera "Search For Tomorrow". (Note Larry Hagman also an actor in "SFT" in 1957).
And from HERE:
Don's big break before he hooked up again with Andy Griffith was a regular gig on the "Tonight Show" hosted by Steve Allen, starting in 1956. He became well-known for his "nervous man" shtick in the "Man-on-the-Street" segments that were a staple of Allen's show. His character in the segments was a very nervous man obviously uptight about being interviewed on camera. He developed this into the fidgety, high-strung persona that he limned successfully for the rest of his career.
Don Knotts, 1924-2006
Rest In Peace.
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