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|Known for:||Pleasantville, Chicken Little, The Incredible Mr. Limpet|
|Birth name:||Jesse Donald Knotts|
|Birthday:||21 July 1924, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA|
|Height:||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
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TriviaWas a Ventriloquist in his early years from out of High School and his doll was named, Danny. Father of Karen Knotts. Portrayed Windy Wales on Mutual Radio's "Bobby Benson" (1949-1955). Veteran of the Second World War who was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze service stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge (with Carbine Bar) and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Together with Tom Poston and Louis Nye, he did the recurring "Man on the Street" skits on "The Steve Allen Show" (1956) television program. Don was conceived after his parents had already raised other sons. His father had a nervous breakdown at the prospect of raising another child from birth. Took an early job plucking chickens for a market when he was told he didn't have a future in acting. Buried among the stars at the beautiful and prestigious Westwood Memorial Park. 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, California. Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch) Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV). He was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in the play, "The Mind with the Dirty Man," at the Arlington Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.