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Frances Yarborough Biography

Updated On 21 Feb, 2024 Published On 28 Feb, 2023
Frances Yarborough

Facts of Frances Yarborough

Family Name : Yarborough

Relationship short Statistics of Frances Yarborough

What is Frances Yarborough marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Frances Yarborough have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Frances Yarborough having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Frances Yarborough Lesbian ? Don't Know

Frances Yarborough had been in the spotlight for her linkup with late American actor and comedian Dot Knotts. Unfortunately, they couldn't maintain their connection for long with the demise of Don Knotts.

Is Frances Yarborough Married Or Single? How Was Her Married Life With Actor Don Knotts?

Frances Yarborough was once a married woman. And later, she stayed single and lived a very low-key from the spotlight. Many of Don's fans are wondering if Frances is still alive. She had shared the matrimony vows with her late husband and comedian, Don Knotts, an American actor.

The pair first met in the 1980s when they worked together on the sitcom What a Country! At that time, he was divorced for some time. The pair did not initiate love immediately but it was only after many years later they fell for one another and married in 2002.

The pair had an age difference of over thirty years and crossed the boundary of stereotypical mentality. But the couple never shared any children from their relatively short marriage.

Frances Yarborough with her late American actor and comedian husband Don Knotts.  SOURCE: Outsider

Well, their marriage attracted a lot of media attention. Frances was Knott's third wife as he married thrice and had two wives before marrying Frances.

Foremost, his past marriages were with Kathryn Metz, with whom the guy married in 1947 and legally separated in 1964. They were blessed with two children, a son Thomas Knotts, and an actress daughter, Karen Knotts.

Similarly, the late comedian's second marriage was with Loralee Czuchna, his other wife in 1974. Nine years into their marriage, their affair ended. Their connection couldn't last for long and finalized the divorce in 1983.  The latter's relationship lasted until February 24, 2006, until his death. He was 81 years old at the time of his passing.

After her husband died, the celebrity wife slowly disappeared from the limelight. Thus, it became a mystery as to what else she was up to now. Her aversion to modern-day media platforms complicates the matter. Furthermore, the current marital status of Don's widow remains undisclosed, leaving it unclear whether she has since entered into a new marriage or continues to lead a single life.

When and How Did Don Knotts Pass Away?

Frances Yarborough's late husband Don Knotts was residing in the LA neighborhood of Century City. Karen and Tom held him when the doctor unplugged the machine.  He had a lung cancer diagnosis and died of pneumonia-related complications.

Frances Yarborough's late husband Frances Yarborough along with his co-star Andy Griffith.  SOURCE: Pinterest

 During that time, Don was diagnosed with severe macular degeneration and required repeated checking of his body for signs of more illness. The burial of the former ventriloquist took place at Westwood Memorial Park, just near the graves of Truman Capote and Marilyn Monroe.

In an inscription, widow Francey stated, "He recognizes the poignancy in people's pride and pain and transformed into something hilarious and endearing," Not to miss, Don asked Francey not to talk about his disease and stated in his desire that he didn't want to keep himself breathing using.

Frances Yarborough's Earning, Net Worth

Frances Yarborough in 1976, only starred in The Electric Chair which was her only acting credit. She portrayed a jury member in the movie. The celebrity wife hasn't publicly disclosed her official net worth, but she has earned some amount from her job as an actress and an executive secretary. 

Watch the video of Frances Yarborough's late husband Don Knotts announcing baseball.

Even though Frances couldn't achieve as much success she lived an opulent lifestyle with her deceased husband's wealth. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Knotts had a net worth in the millions at the time of his death which equates to an incredible net worth of $20 million in today's value. He made those amounts through his work as a comedian and actor. 

To add more, had a grand mansion in Glendale, California worth $1.295 million a decade ago. While the guy had such a massive net worth at the time of his death, the proud family didn't share insights on where the money went. Most likely Yarborough inherited most of her husband's enormous fortune. 

Some Of Don Knotts's Movies And TV Shows

In addition to that, the actor portrayed Luther Heggs in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Henry Limpet in The Incredible Mr. Limpet, and Show Clerk in The Move Over. He recalled his entertainment on The Andy Griffith Show

Between 1979 and 1984, Don was a starter on the show, Three Company in the portrayal of Ralph Furley. His final work in the entertainment industry includes playing the character of Mayor Turkey Lurkey in the 2005 hit movie Chicken Little.

Frances Yarborough's Parents, Early Life

Frances Yarborough's father Donald Francey worked as a liberal Texas Democrat who supported former US president John F. Kennedy and also ran for the governor in 1962. Donald's family moved to Houston when he was just twelve.

Further, her dad died of Parkison's disease back in September 2009. He also had his time as a Marine Corps officer and as a company commander in China at the end of World War II. Her paternal grandpa served as the president of a bank that crashed down during the Great Depression. 

Quick Facts: Frances Yarborough

Frances Yarborough holds American citizenship.

She was born in Oconee County, Georgia.

Don Knotts's wife grew up with her sister, Jean Yarborough.

She was born to her parents, Emmie Tippet Yarborough and Cecil Yarborough.

Frances attended college in her hometown of Georgia.

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Frances Yarborough Married

Marriage with Don Knotts

Frances Yarborough was married to her late husband, Don Knotts, an American actor. The pair had an age difference of over 30 years.

Frances Yarborough Children

SON : Frances Yarborough

Father: Don Knotts

Thomas Knotts is the son of Frances Yarborough.

DAUGHTER : Karen Knotts

Father: Don Knotts

Karen Knotts is the second child, a daughter of Frances Yarborough.

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