VIA| In February 2006, the world said goodbye to beloved actor Don Knotts, who succumbed to pneumonia following a battle with lung cancer.
For six decades, generations of movie and TV fans were captured by Knotts’ specific brand of goofiness, which was put on its best display in “The Andy Griffith Show.”
The U.S. Army veteran became a part of Americana thanks to his breakout role as Officer Barney Fife, opposite Griffth’s self-named character.
Together, the two would become an integral part of American life in the 1960s due to the popularity of their TV show.
After the program ended in the late 1960s, Knotts enjoyed a successful film career, where he often played simulated versions of the goofy Barney Fife.