Don Knotts

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jesse Donald Knotts
  • Birth Place: Morgantown, WV
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/21/1924, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 02/24/2006
  • Profession: Actor
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Don Knotts Fast Facts:
  • As a teen, worked as a ventriloquist with a doll named Danny.
  • Served with the U.S. Army during World War II as part of Stars and Gripes, a GI variety show.
  • Made his TV debut on the daytime soap Search for Tomorrow.
  • Met Andy Griffith in 1955 when they both appeared on Broadway in the play No Time for Sergeants.
  • Won all five of the Emmys he was nominated for.
  • Last big-screen credit was the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey in Disney's 2005 animated movie Chicken Little.
  • A street in his hometown of Morgantown, WV, was renamed Don Knotts Boulevard in his honor.
  • Don Knotts Relationships:
  • Karen Knotts - Daughter
  • Thomas Allen Knotts - Son
  • Elsie Knotts - Mother
  • Kathryn Metz - Ex-wife
  • Lara Lee Szuchna - Ex-wife
  • William Jesse Knotts - Father
  • Francey Yarborough - Wife
  • Don Knotts Awards:
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor - Winner
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor - Winner
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy - Winner
  • 1961 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (BA in Speech, 1948)

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