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  • Roadtrip: Tied up in Knotts in West Virginia

    Roadtrip: Tied up in Knotts in West Virginia
    The bulging eyes. The gaunt face. The fish lips. The high-pitched voice. Beloved comic actor Don Knotts knew how to be funny and it was his great fortune to find his perfect role, inept small-town deputy Barney Fife opposite his real-life friend Andy Griffith on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts portrayed Barney as someone with too much pride, too little smarts, too much emotion, too much bravado and yet, made him likable. Even though Barney is a fool and drives Andy crazy, Andy goes to great extremes to make sure Barney's pride doesn't get shattered because, deep down, Barney is a good guy and a good friend.
  • El Segundo sees 'greatness' in Lars Nootbaar

    El Segundo sees 'greatness' in Lars Nootbaar
    Lars Nootbaar is a 17-year-old senior born and raised in El Segundo, which might as well as double for Mayberry, N.C., the fictional town from "The Andy Griffith Show," a 1960s television series about small-town life in America. Fittingly, El Segundo...

    'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death

     'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death
    Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images. But when "The Simpsons" premieres its 26th season Sunday, TV's longest-running prime-...

    'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria to speak at Macungie's Shoemaker school

    'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria to speak at Macungie's Shoemaker school
    An actor best known as the father in the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years" will visit fifth-graders at Shoemaker Elementary School in Macungie next week. Dan Lauria, a star of Hollywood and Broadway, will meet with students at Shoemaker on Tuesday morning...

    Norma McCarty, actress and wife of Ed Wood, dies at 93

    Norma McCarty, actress and wife of Ed Wood, dies at 93
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Norma McCarty, wife of the late writer-director Ed Wood, who has long had a cult following, and an actress who performed in Wood's films as well as others, died June 27 at a Newhall, Calif., hospital, it was revealed. She was...