Saturday, February 25, 2006

Don Knotts, July 21, 1924 - February 24, 2006

Actor and comedian, Don Knotts, known for roles as Mayberry deputy sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, and Three's Company's Ralph Furley, has died. From CBC:
Don Knotts, an American actor known best for playing the bumbling Deputy Barney Fife in the 1960s series The Andy Griffith Show, has died.

Knotts was also widely recognized for his role in the 1970s sitcom Three's Company. He played Ralph Furley, a middle-aged landlord with a predilection for leisure suits and ascots who mistakenly thought of himself as a swinger.

Knotts, who lived in West Los Angeles, died Friday night of lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., media reports said on Saturday, quoting his business manager and cable TV executives.

He was 81.
This is his biography at IMDB.

I knew Don Knotts more as Mr. Furley than as Barney Fife. Mr. Furley ranked way higher than Mr. Roper any day.


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1 comment:

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

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