Everyone knows Don Knotts as Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show”. But that’s not the only show he starred in. He continued to bring laughter into American homes for many decades. Let’s dive into the fascinating life of this comedy phenomenon.
His Many Achievements
‘The Andy Griffith Show’ itself won many awards at the Emmys during its run. Don walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy on five occasions for his role as Barney Fife.
Serving His Country
At the age of 19, Knotts enlisted in the United States Army. He reported for active duty on June 21st, 1943. He was part of a special services unit during WWII but spent most of his time entertaining his fellow soldiers.