Statue Honoring Late Actor Don Knotts to be Unveiled

Jul 20, 2016

The city of Morgantown is planning a two-day celebration of the late actor Don Knotts.

Credit Dale Ferrell / Associated Press

A statue of Knotts is set for unveiling Saturday in front of the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown. Knotts already has a star of fame outside the theater.

After the unveiling ceremony, Knotts' daughter, Karen Knotts, will perform a comedy show about growing up with her famous father. Don Knotts memorabilia also will be on display inside the theater lobby.

Another Don Knotts exhibit will be on display Saturday at the Morgantown History Museum. On Sunday, Karen Knotts will greet museum visitors.

Don Knotts grew up in Morgantown and graduated from West Virginia University.

Knotts, who died in 2006, starred in films and played Deputy Barney Fife on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show."