So many folks stared on the hit show The Andy Griffith Show over the years. It was one of the most iconic shows of the time. One of those late stars, Betty Lynn, was one of them who starred as Don Knotts’ girlfriend for several episodes. Sadly, Lynn recently passed away. Now, the late Andy Griffith Show star will have her estate auctioned off.
There will be in total, according to reports, 118 items available for auction for the late actor who passed away at 95-years-old after a battle with what was described as a brief illness.
Lynn was around for 26 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
Don Knotts on Andy Griffith
Don Knotts and Andy Griffith had chemistry on the set of The Andy Griffith Show that is rare in this industry. It’s hard to find the Yin to your Yang. However, the two of them found it with one another. As Knotts said in a past interview, “We just immediately from the very beginning of the show, we worked hand in glove. It was just, our timing was alike. I could almost tell when Andy was gonna come in, and he said he could do the same with me.”
It was immediate, their chemistry. This is why the show worked so well for so long. It was a hand-in-glove fit for the two of them. Timing is everything in our world, and that includes Hollywood. Don knew Andy and vice versa. It made it easy for the duo to shine on the program.
This also helped in a major way. According to Knotts, “Andy found Barney funny. I think that helped, too. I could see sometimes when Andy’s eyes were just trying to keep from laughing, which would help me try and make it even funnier.” Andy genuinely found Don to be a funny guy. However, because he was playing the straight man, he had to play it cool. However, Knotts was always hilarious, which made it difficult for the iconic figure.
He continued, “Andy was the ultimate straight man. He was the best you could imagine.”
Ron Howard, who played Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, also saw it between the two of them. He grew up on the set around Griffith and Howard so he saw it all up close and her personal. He said, “He loved Don very, very much. They had a deep and abiding respect for each other, and they remained friends till the end.” How great is that, Outsiders? The two were friends on-screen and they were friends off-screen. It all just worked for Howard, Knotts and Griffith which is what made the show so successful for so many years and why they remained friends after it was over.