File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 240


Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 21:42:14 -0600
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Actor Don Knotts dies at 81; made being a nerd OK


I recall a few years ago there were a couple of guys who were pulling  
various scams in order to get into hot ticket Hollywood-show biz events  
(Academy Awards, Golden Globes, etc. ) Once in they would approach  
celebrities and do mini interviews. Then they wrote a book rating the  
celebs as to how human or horrid they were in public to fans and  
non-celeb people. I saw them on a talk show (Letterman I think) hyping  
their book and relating a few stories. I recall how they characterized  
Don Knots as the kindest, most approachable, most gracious, most polite  
celebrity in all of Hollywood.

I had no idea of his ventriloquist background. I became a fan when I  
saw him working as one of Steve Allen's funny man on the street  
characters. I always thought he was a very versatile and brilliant  
comedian whose understanding of character and comic timing was  
extraordinary. He will be missed.

mjm

On Feb 25, 2006, at 5:24 PM, Cahebay-AT-aol.com wrote:

>
> _Actor  Don Knotts dies at 81; made being a nerd OK_
> (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/02/25/state/ 
> n142830S98.DTL)
> San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
> ... Knotts  began his show biz career even before he graduated from  
> high
> school, performing  as a ventriloquist at local clubs and churches. ...
> Regards
> Mark
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