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Women at Halftime Podcast

Nov 30, 2021

Don Knotts, born Jesse Donald Knotts (1924-2006), was the legendary funnyman who made Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) one of the most beloved characters in television comedy. He also made many movies with Tim Conway (1933-1019) such as The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Apple Dumpling Gang.

I met Karen Knotts, his daughter, when we were roommates and booth-mates at a National Arts Conference, APAP. Karen inherited her father’s sense of timing and humor and we laughed through our days and evenings together. I wanted to interview her for a couple reasons. First to celebrate her new book, Tied Up in Knotts, which is also the name of her one-woman-show and also to explore what it was like to grow up under a famous actor-father to enter show business for herself. Full article here: