Don Knotts

Don Knotts, the TV, film and stage actor who capitalized on a persona of the nervous, bumbling boob, died Feb. 24, 2006, at the age of 81. Mr. Knotts was widely known as nervous, fumbling Deputy Barney Fife on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s. He also played Mr. Furley, the leisure-suit-wearing, middle-aged Romeo landlord on "Three's Company" 1979-84.

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  • Born: Jul 21, 1924 in Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Death: Feb 24, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California