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Twitchy TV comic Don Knotts was born July 21, 1924, in Morgantown, W.Va. A former ventriloquist and World War II veteran, Knotts graduated from West Virginia University and went to New York, where he found work in radio and as the "nervous man on the street" on "The Steve Allen Show."

A match was made in comedy heaven when Knotts appeared opposite Andy Griffith in the Broadway and screen versions of No Time for Sergeants. In 1960, they were teamed in the TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show," for which Knotts won three consecutive Emmys as bumbling deputy Barney Fife. During the show's run he also made five films, starting with The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964).

After a string of Disney films, Knotts returned to TV in "Three's Company" and "Matlock." His final film appearance was in 1998's Pleasantville, although he continued to do voice work for animated features. Knotts died Feb. 24, 2006.

Don Knotts in Move Over, Darling

Move Over, Darling

1963 NR

Five years after his wife, Ellen (Doris Day), disappears at sea in a plane crash, successful lawyer Nick Arden (James Garner) decides it's time to move on: He has Ellen declared legally dead, remarries and sets off on his honeymoon. But there's trouble in paradise when Ellen -- who's in fact very much alive -- turns up to surprise the newlyweds. Day earned a Golden Globe nod for her performance in this update of the 1940 comedy My Favorite Wife.

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