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Don Knotts

What do you know about Don Knotts?  Lights, camera, and action this Alan's FUN Movie & TV Stars Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. Jesse Donald Knotts was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and as landlord on the television sitcom Three's Company in the 1980s. Where was he born?

  • Mount Pilot, North Carolina
  • Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Morgantown, West Virginia

2. At 19, Knotts joined the Army and served in World War II as part of a traveling GI variety show and as a nurse, including in the Pacific Theater.

  • True or False?

3. His first major break on television in a soap opera where he appeared from 1953 to 1955. What was the soap opera?

  • Search for Tomorrow
  • As the World Turns
  • Guiding Light

4. He came to fame in 1956 on Steve Allen's variety show, as part of Allen's repertory company, most notably in Allen's mock "Man in the Street" interviews, always as a man extremely nervous.

  • True or False?

5. Playing Barney Fife, how many Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy did Knotts win?

  • 1 award
  • 3 awards
  • 5 awards

6. What was the 1966 Universal Pictures feature film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house.

  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • Chicken Man
  • Come Home Mr. Heggs

7. Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film from Walt Disney Pictures starring Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine Darren McGavin, and Jack Elam released on July 5, 1978. What was the name of Knotts character?

  • Jasper Bloodshy
  • Mayor Ragsdale
  • Sheriff Denver Kid

8. He headline a series on NBC during the 1970 - 1971 season. What was the show's name?

  • Barney'sRevenge
  • The Don Knotts Show
  • Country Roads

9. On the TV series Three's Company, Knotts played the landlord. What was the landlord's name?

  • Ralph Furley
  • Don Roper
  • Eddie Fife

10. What was the TV series, where in one show Knotts played Fez and Jackie's new landlord?

  • Robot Chicken
  • That 70's Show
  • Las Vegas

11. Don Knotts died at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from pulmonary and respiratory complications related to lung cancer. He had been undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the months before his death, but had gone home after he reportedly had been getting better.

  • True or False?

12. Where is Don Knotts buried?

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California
  • Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California
  • Mayberry Cemetery, Mayberry, North Carolina

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Don Knotts [Answers]

  1. Morgantown, West Virginia
  2. True
  3. Search for Tomorrow
  4. True
  5. 5 awards
  6. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  7. Sheriff Denver Kid
  8. The Don Knotts Show
  9. Ralph Furley
  10. That 70's Show
  11. True
  12. Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California

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