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Old 11 January 2011, 06:33 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

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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