Remembering Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006).
Some fun facts for ya: In 1996, TV Guide ranked him number 27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.
Knotts is a sixth cousin of Ron Howard, a co-star on the Andy Griffith Show.
An urban legend claims that Knotts served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, serving as a drill instructor at Parris Island. In reality, Knotts enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from Morgantown High School and spent most of his service entertaining troops.
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