Don Knotts Dies at 81

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  1. Maral

    Maral New Member

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    Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81

    LOS ANGELES Feb 25, 2006 (AP)— Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81.

    Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs "The Andy Griffith Show," and another Knotts hit, "Three's Company."
     
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    izzyB Inactive

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    i have yet to see this on the news, so thanks for posting. i do not know anything about him as a person, but he sure was funny playing barney! he helped make that show!!
     
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    Oh, my this crushes me. He was so funny. Is Andy still alive?

    It's the end of an era. So much water falling outside lately; some call it rain; I call it God's tears.

    Same age as my father who just died. Greatest Generation.
     
  5. JDB

    JDB Tybee you will never be forgotten

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    AHHH Man!!!!!Mr Limpet Rest in peace. What a talent he had for anything.He will be missed. Kids today do not know what they missed wi8th andy and Barney Fife. The shakiest Gun in the west.
     
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    RIP Don Knotts, you were hilarious!!!!

    And yes, Andy is still alive.
     
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    I agree. I still watch the re-runs, and laugh out loud!
    My son, who is 5, loves Mr. Limpet! I'm so glad we have the technology to keep seeing great humor!
     
  8. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    Aww, I loved Don Knotts.....
     
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    mic730 Former Member

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    Goodybye Don - RIP!

    A true comedic genius and I will miss him.
     
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    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    RIP Don. I loved everything I ever saw Don Knotts in. He was hilarious. I, too, still watch Andy and Barney and STILL love it. He will be missed.
     
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    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    Awww, I'm very saddened to hear this news. I'll always remember him best as Mr. Furley on Three's Company, but one of my favorite movies of his is "Private Eyes" - if you haven't seen it, you've got to rent it! He was hysterical, as usual, in that movie and I don't ever hear anyone else mention that movie.

    R.I.P. Don - you will be missed.
     
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    Oh gee man....how sad. We LOVE him here! There will never be another like him! RIP Barney!
     
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    So long and thanks for all the laughs and smiles....

    You were one of a kind, Mr. Knotts!

    lynie
     
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    BeeBee Retired WS Staff

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    I loved Don Knotts. This is so sad. The first thing I said when I saw this thread was what michele said. Awww. He was so great. I still watch the Andy Griffith show and Threes Company. He was great on both. So funny.
     
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    I loved this guy!

    RIP Don Knotts.
     
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    RIP Don Knotts. I was SO sad to hear this. "Three's Company" is my all time favorite show. I have met John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Sommers, and I was SO hoping to meet Don Knotts.

    He totally ROCKED!!!
     
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    I heard this on the news this morning. How sad. RIP Don!! There will never be another like him.
     
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    It's hard to be funny. Takes alot of talent. I think I'm going to start watching those re-runs again; they make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

    Does anyone know if you can buy them? Opie (Ron Howard) turned out to be quite a talent also. and Andy is a perfect father; better thanOzzie Nelson.

    Ah, for the good old days.
     
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    I loved Don Knotts... May he rest in Peace.
     
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    I will always fondly remember "Barney Fife" on Andy Griffith. He was a character! :)
     

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