Karen Knotts tells the full story of her father, Don Knotts.
Much has been written about Don Knotts's career, especially about his iconic role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but personal views into the man himself are few and far between.
In Tied Up in Knotts, a loving daughter provides a full-life narrative of her father: Don's difficult childhood in an abusive home, his escape into comedic performance, becoming a household name, his growth as a feature film actor, his failing health, and his family life throughout, leading to touching and hilarious moments that will make the reader laugh and cry.
Those looking for a behind-the-scenes peek at the show, from the nuts and bolts of production to the hilarious pranks and heartfelt moments between the cast and crew, will see it all through the eyes of the little girl who grew up on the set. Knotts will delight readers with the memories of celebrities touched by Don's life, including Ron Howard, Tim Conway, Andy Griffith, Maggie Peterson, John Waters, Barbara Eden, and Jim Carrey. Tied Up In Knotts delves beyond Barney Fife nostalgia to tell the life story of a man and father.
Karen Knotts is an ADA-nominated stage actress and playwright who has been acting professionally since she was thirteen, including roles in Return to Mayberry, Archie Bunker's Place, One of Our Own, and the Vice Academy series. Knotts is also in demand as a panelist, emcee, and variety arts entertainer, including annual appearances at the Mayberry Days festival. She lives in North Hollywood, California. Betty Lynn played Barney Fife's long-suffering sweetheart, Thelma Lou, on The Andy Griffith Show.
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This paperback book is a wonderful read at 288 pages.