Sunday, February 26, 2006

Don Knotts Dies At Age 81

Actor Don Knotts, who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. Knotts was 81. A spokesman for the cable network TV Land says Knotts died last night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at a Los Angeles area hospital.
The West Virginia-born actor's half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmy Awards.