Beloved American film and TV actor Don Knotts is to be honoured in his hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia, with his very own film festival.

The 80-year-old PLEASANTVILLE star, who became a TV icon by playing BERNIE FIFE in The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s, will be the guest of honour at the first DON KNOTTS FESTIVAL in August (05).

Festival organisers will screen some of the actor's film and television work at the week-long event.

01/12/2004 09:36