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Born Friday 15 December 1933, died Tuesday 14 May 2019

Professions: Actor, Comedian

Nationality: American

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves.

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If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.

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I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.

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When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on.

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I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.

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People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words.

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Actually, we've done 75 of these shows and every one of them has sold out. But then we buy all the tickets.

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My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.

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Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along.

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Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with.

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I don't watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s.

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I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team.

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You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney. That's why I put Don in several of my movies.

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Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.

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At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it.

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As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.

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I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.

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