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Don Knotts

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Don Knotts
Don Knotts in 1975
Jesse Donald Knotts

(1924-07-21)July 21, 1924
DiedFebruary 24, 2006(2006-02-24) (aged 81)
Cause of deathPneumonia caused by lung cancer
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1953 - 2006
AwardsPrimetime 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-related pneumonia.