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Old 11 January 2011, 05:33 AM
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Knotts won 5 'Best Supporting Actor' Emmy Awards, which is actually the most anyone has won in that category. He did actually join the army and entertained the troops as a ventriloquist.

There's a few references to him getting a job as a chicken plucker (an example) but as for when that was, it's usually mentioned that he took this job when he was told he wouldn't make it as an actor

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Don Knotts was told early in his career that he did not have a chance as a actor. He took a job plucking chickens for a market.
I think whoever wrote the glurge changed around the order that things happened so that it looked like Don was a chicken plucker before he started his career, which doesn't seem to be how it happened but it makes for a nice glurgey story.
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