Sunday, February 26, 2006

Don Knotts, Darren McGavin. You Will Be Missed.

We lost two great actors yesterday. Don Knotts, best known as Barney Fife in The Andy Griffith Show, who went on to star in Disney films, the movie Pleasantville, which I cannot recommend more highly for a rental, and recent voiceovers for major animated features. And don't forget his Mr. Furley on the beloved vehicle for John Ritter, Three's Company.
Darren McGavin, a charactor actor, is best known to me from his work as the reporter Kolchak, in the stunning and frightening TV series THE NIGHT STALKER, a show that still holds up so well today as he chases gargoyles under the streets of the Big Apple.. He still found time for vampires and other evil oddities in his busy life reporting the strange goings on in the gathering of buildings and people that we know as New York City.
They will both be missed.

2 Comments:

At 2/27/2006 5:19 PM, Blogger Jere said...

It's funny how the "best known" tag goes on Stalker/Fife, but to a '75-er like me, and anyone younger, they are simply "Fra-gi-le/Furley"

 
At 2/28/2006 7:44 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Best known because of the 5 emmys won in the role. But I watched every episode of Three's Company, and I have 12 years on you.
As for The Night Stalker, catch a couple episodes on DVD Jere. You will like!

 

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