Howard Morris, Bronx NY, (1919-2005), heart disease and pneumonia. Played Ernest T Bass on the Andy Griffith Show.

Howard Morris, Bronx NY, (1919-2005), heart disease and pneumonia. Played Ernest T Bass on the Andy Griffith Show.

Barney (Don Knotts) dancing with Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris)

Barney (Don Knotts) dancing with Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris)

Born September 4, 1919, Character Actor Howard Morris!    Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Griffith Show! What a voice!  Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) & Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others!

Born September 4, 1919, Character Actor Howard Morris! Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Griffith Show! What a voice! Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) & Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others!

The cast of "The Andy Griffith Show": Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, left, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor.

The cast of "The Andy Griffith Show": Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, left, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor.

Howard "Howie" Morris (1919–2005)  American comic actor and director who was best known for his role as Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show. During World War II he was assigned to a US Army Special Services unit where he was the First Sergeant. Maurice Evans was the company commander and Carl Reiner and Werner Klemperer were soldiers in the unit.  Based in Honolulu, the unit entertained American troops throughout the Pacific.

Howard "Howie" Morris (1919–2005) American comic actor and director who was best known for his role as Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show. During World War II he was assigned to a US Army Special Services unit where he was the First Sergeant. Maurice Evans was the company commander and Carl Reiner and Werner Klemperer were soldiers in the unit. Based in Honolulu, the unit entertained American troops throughout the Pacific.

Celebrity Grave Markers >Howard Morris - Best known as Ernest , T. Bass, on the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show".

Celebrity Grave Markers >Howard Morris - Best known as Ernest , T. Bass, on the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show".

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