Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me

Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me

by Karen Knotts, Betty Lynn
Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me

Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me

by Karen Knotts, Betty Lynn


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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, Elinor Donahue, John Waters, Barbara Eden, Katt Williams, and Jim Carrey.

Tied Up In Knotts delves beyond Barney Fife nostalgia to tell the life story of a man and father.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641605144
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 147,661
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Betty Lynn
1: He Who Plays the Fool Is No Fool
2: Shaking His Way to Fame
3: The Legend of Mayberry
4: A Fish, a Ghost, an Astronaut, and a Mule
5: Beverly Hills Hideaway
6: Orson Welles to Tim Conway
7: Mr. Furley Lands and Mayberry Returns
8: Barney Takes to the Stage

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