Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00159152: DON KNOTTS

Increasingly uncommon blue felt-tip pen signature on a 3.5 x 5-inch white album page, acquired in-person in the early 1980s.  In good condition, with a touch of show-through from an inscribed Barbara Fuller autograph on the verso.  Bug-eyed, high-strung character actor Don Knotts gained fame as Deputy Barney Fife on T.V.'s "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960-1968), a role which earned him five consecutive Emmys from 1961 through 1967.  He made some memorable forays into motion pictures, memorable in the fantasy flick The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), the horror-themed comedy The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), The Love God? (1969), and How to Frame a Figg (1971). After a nearly decade-long career slump, he landed his best-remembered role; that of would-be-swinger landlord Ralph Furley on the popular sitcom "Three's Company" (1976-1984).