Sunday, February 26, 2006

Actor Don Knotts dies at 81

By now you have most likely heard the news that the great comedy actor , who kept generations of television audience laughing has died from lung cancer at age 81. Throughout the years gave us some wonderful characters like Deputy Barney Fife and Ralph Furley on such shows as ' The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Three's Company.' In recent years Don's voice could be heard in cartoons such as Chicken Little, where he played the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey. Don Knotts will be truly missed but his spirit will live on in laughter for generations to come.

Rose DesRochers


Shawn DesRochers said...

Don Knotts was a true legend of the craft, he stared in some very big hits and set an example for others. Now television is so hyped on techno-jargon and desperation for sales, it’s taken out a lot of the pleasure of a wholesome family movies.

Don Knotts who played in so many family sitcom’s was loved by many through the years. I grew up watching 3’s Company where Don Knotts played the super attendant, and another great show was the Andy Griffith Show, where he played the dorky deputy.

He will truly be missed as the oldies brought a sense of value to day time television.


Anonymous said...

I agree totally with Shawn, Don Knotts was an incredible comedic actor whom has inspired so many to follow in his footsteps.

He entertained us as the willy Barny Fife ready for action at a moments chance, provided he had the one bullet he was allowed to

And I loved him as the absent-minded Ralph Furley on 3's company, always working on items and repairing well that didn't work out too good:)

I truly believe that many of the older shows are better than the newer ones, for the sheer fact that they revolved around the characters.

You grew to love the characters where as today so many are mass market creations, basically the same type over and over.

Don was a master at bringing comic relief on movies as well with the Ghost and Mr. Chicken, which was good and also the Shakiest gun in the west.

Each movie he was in was one that was funny and entertaining the whole way through he will be missed.


Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Sometimes you don't know a real gem until you can't see it anymore. He was a great actor, often under appreciated in the entertainment world.


Merriam said...

Those of us who are "Baby Boomers" grew up in a time, when we are gone, will not be remembered. We grew up to Leave It To Beaver, The And Griffith Show, My Favorite Martian and so many others. It was a time of Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and endless talented people. We lived in peace, patriotism and God was openly expressed within any forum. In the 60's, segregation started and blacks were fighting for their civil rights. We lost great people to assassinations, but our nation was glued together with pride and patriotism that does not exist today. Day by day we loose such wonderful people, like Don Knotts and Gavin McCloud who also died yesterday. These were people that made us smile and who were so much apart of family life, while the Baby Boomers were growing. Go with God Don; we love you.