[Jessie] Don Knotts -- (7/21/1924-2/24/2006). American Comedic Actor & Inventor. He portrayed Barney Fife on TV Series "The Andy Griffith Show" and Ralph Furley on "Three's Company". Movies -- "No Time for Sergeants" as Cpl. John C. Brown. "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" as Luther Heggs, "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" as Henry Limpet, "The Reluctant Astronaut" as Roy Fleming, "The Apple Dumpling Gang & Sequel" as Theodore Ogelvie, "Pleasantville" as TV Repairman. He died of Lung Cancer, age 81.
George Lindsey, best remembered for his role of Goober Pyle – cousin of Gomer Pyle – on CBS's rural sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, died Sunday morning in Nashville, where he lived, after a lengthy hospitalization