Don Knotts

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Don Knotts

Don Knotts in 1975
Born Jesse Donald Knotts
July 21, 1924(1924-07-21)
Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.
Died February 24, 2006(2006-02-24) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1953 - 2006
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series
1961 The Andy Griffith Show
1962 The Andy Griffith Show
1963 The Andy Griffith Show
1966 The Andy Griffith Show
1967 The Andy Griffith Show

Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor. He played Deputy Barney Fife in the 1950s sitcom television series The Andy Griffith Show. He left the show after its fifth season to act in movies. Two of his movies are The Incredible Mr. Limpet and The Apple Dumpling Gang. He died from lung cancer.