Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jesse Donald Knotts

I just read that Don Knotts has passed on. Like most of you, I will always remember him in the role of Deputy Barney Fife and as Mr Furley. Recently, my girls came to know him from "The Incredbile Mr. Limpett" and "The Apple Dumpling Gang." The last film that we "heard" him in was the forgettable "Chicken Little" voicing the role of the Mayor.

The report in the LA Times stated that Knotts died of lung cancer. I was touched that "life-long" friend Andy Griffith was one of the last visitors that he saw.

5 comments:

Rick said...

i thought the same thing, and that he probably wouldn't need the bullet in his shirt pocket anymore. very sad.

Tracy said...

I, too, found it tear-jerking. Andy was on the Today show Monday morning talking about Don Knotts. He was chocking back the tears. It made me very sad for him.

Tracy said...

Sorry, I do know how to spell. By the way, thank you for the things you said about Todd. He really is wonderful.

James said...

I cannot think of another television performer, except perhaps Lucy Ball, who created such an enduring, endearing character as Knotts did with Barney Fife.

Todd said...

And then to avoid typecast by creating Mr. Furley...a brilliant actor and showman. There will never be another like him.