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Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006)  comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show", a role which earned him 5 Emmy Awards.

Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show", a role which earned him 5 Emmy Awards.

Andy Griffith & Don Knotts  R.I.P. to the best in Mayberry

Andy Griffith & Don Knotts R.I.P. to the best in Mayberry

Don Knotts - 1924 - 2006

Don Knotts - 1924 - 2006

Cool || Behind the scenes ~ Don Knotts and Ron Howard playing around on the set of "The Andy Griffith Show"

Cool || Behind the scenes ~ Don Knotts and Ron Howard playing around on the set of "The Andy Griffith Show"

Don Knotts's portrayal of the deputy on the Andy Griffith show earned him five Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy, one award for each of the five seasons he played the character from 1960 to 1965.

Don Knotts's portrayal of the deputy on the Andy Griffith show earned him five Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy, one award for each of the five seasons he played the character from 1960 to 1965.

Three's Company - Don Knotts joined the cast as Mr. Furley (Ralph) during Season 4 (1979-80) as the new building manager replacing Mr. and Mrs. Roper who had sold the building the Ralph's brother "Bart".

Three's Company - Don Knotts joined the cast as Mr. Furley (Ralph) during Season 4 (1979-80) as the new building manager replacing Mr. and Mrs. Roper who had sold the building the Ralph's brother "Bart".

Andy Griffith Don Knotts Barney Fife Mayberry Deputy Fife Vintage Photo Great | eBay

Andy Griffith Don Knotts Barney Fife Mayberry Deputy Fife Vintage Photo Great | eBay

Don Knotts long before Mayberry as the President of his sophomore class at Morgantown High School in Morgantown WV 1940.

Don Knotts long before Mayberry as the President of his sophomore class at Morgantown High School in Morgantown WV 1940.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts posing in a 1986 photo. Both actors starred in 'The Andy Griffith Show.' The televisions show's fictional Mayberry was modeled after Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, N.C.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts posing in a 1986 photo. Both actors starred in 'The Andy Griffith Show.' The televisions show's fictional Mayberry was modeled after Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, N.C.

Andy Griffith and  Don Knotts (July 21, 1924- Feb. 24, 2006) pose backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004, at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, Calif.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts (July 21, 1924- Feb. 24, 2006) pose backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004, at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, Calif.

Met Don Knotts in Hollywood.

Met Don Knotts in Hollywood.

Don Knotts 1924-2006 (i loved him in ghost and mr chicken! i can watch over and over! never get tired of it...lol miss you mr knotts!

Don Knotts 1924-2006 (i loved him in ghost and mr chicken! i can watch over and over! never get tired of it...lol miss you mr knotts!

Don Knotts, Unequalled as One of the Best Comedians Ever . . . . We Can See his Gleaming Smile Take Over More Than his Face    :)

Don Knotts, Unequalled as One of the Best Comedians Ever . . . . We Can See his Gleaming Smile Take Over More Than his Face :)

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts

Andy Griffith trivia from 1979 Empire Magazine

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts

Andy Griffith & Don Knots

Andy Griffith & Don Knots

Don Knotts (1924-2006) TV/Film Actor Grave Location: Westwood Memorial Park Los Angeles Cal.

Don Knotts (1924-2006) TV/Film Actor Grave Location: Westwood Memorial Park Los Angeles Cal.