Frances Yarborough

Inside Biography

Frances Yarborough was an Executive Secretary who also had a short-lived career as an actress. Yarborough, however, came into the limelight and gained worldwide attention following her marriage with the late TV star Don Knotts. Don was the legendary television character actor who never took a hiatus from his acting career until his death on February 24, 2006. The American magazine TV Guide also ranked him #27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list in 1979.

Early Life And Family

Frances Yarborough was born in 1927 in Oconee County, Georgia, the United States of America. She was American as per her nationality and ethnicity wise she belonged to a white ethnical background.

Besides, Yarborough was the daughter of Cecil Yarborough (father) and Emmie Tippet Yarborough (mother). She spent the majority of her childhood in her hometown Georgia and also completed her schooling there. Apart from that, Yaraborough also has a sister named Jean Yarborough.

Insights On Her Professional Career And Wiki

Talking about her profession, the late celebrity spouse Yarborough was an Executive Secretary as well as an occasional actress. She made her only appearance in The Electric Chair in 1976. Likewise, she is a tv documentary, Biography, released in 2000 which also features Dolly Parton.

CAPTION: Late actor Don Knotts with various artists SOURCE: Twitter @alisonmartino

Besides, Yarborough was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Walhalla. Other information regarding her professional career is not revealed in the media.

Personal Life: Husband And Children

Yarborough was a married woman. Her marital relationship with her late husband, Don Knotts, garnered massive media attention. In addition, she was working as the production assistant for her husband's show, What a Country! During that time, they met each other and fell in love.

So, the couple tied the knot in 2002 at a private wedding. Her late spouse Don was one of the legendary television character actors who ranked at #27 on the list of 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time by TV Guide in 1979.

CAPTION: Don Knott's past marriage with Loralee SOURCE: Twitter @PeterMelnick

Frances was the third wife of Don. Don and Frances exchanged their vows in 2002, and the couple was together until his death on February 24, 2006. The actor was aged 81 at the time of his death.

He first married Kathryn Metz in 1947 and got divorced in 1964. The couple also had two children, a son, Thomas Knotts, and a daughter, Karen Knotts, an actress. The TV star married his second wife, Loralee Czuchna, in 1974. Their relationship also ended in divorce after nine-year of marriage.

Net Worth And Earnings 

There is little information about Yarborough's net worth and property. Her net worth is believed to be in millions of dollars at the time of her death. She inherited much of her husband's properties after his death in 2006, but there was no full disclosure of the veteran comedian's fortune's distribution. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, her husband Don Knotts had a net worth of around $20 million at the time of his death. The couple owned a house in Glendale. The value of the home was $1.295 million in 2013.


Frances Yarborough passed away on October 28, 2013, at the age of 86. As per the sources, Yarborough died from natural causes.

by ab-sagar, 12 Sep, 2019

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