Summary: comedic actor who kept generations of TV audiences laughing for his portrayal as the bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on Three's Company, who was one of the original cast members of the late-night comedy-variety show The Steve Allen Show that was the precursor to the Tonight Show
on NBC from 1956 to 1961 during his early TV career, and who was one of
a group of memorable comics backing Allen that included Louis Nye, Tom
Poston, and Bill "Jose Jimenez" Dana.
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Born: July 21, 1924
Died: February 24, 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California