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Barney Fife and Other Characters I Have Known

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Editorial review of Barney Fife and other characters I have known by Don Knotts –courtesy of

Fish. Chicken. Deputy. Icon. TV’s beloved Don Knotts gives his millions of fans the book they’ve been waiting for.

Don Knotts recounts with warmth and humor the events that shaped his life and a career that spans half a century: his colorful childhood in his family’s West Virginia boarding house; his hectic stint as a comic on the road, and as a rising star in the burgeoning days of live TV; his big break on Broadway in No Time for Sergeants; his five-season, multi-award-winning portrayal of Mayberry’s bumbling and beloved Barney Fife.

With candor he takes us behind the scenes on the set of Three’s Company, and behind the sets of his hugely successful film comedies. And he shares bittersweet memories of The Mayberry Reunion, and affectionate recollections of his professional and personal relationships with such legends as Andy Griffith, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Orson Welles, Lou Costello, and Arthur Godfrey.

Here is the inside story of the comedic genius behind Mr. Limpit, Mr. Chicken, Barney Fife, and the other characters we’ve come to know. And love.
* With a foreword by Andy Griffith

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