Frances Yarborough Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Sep, 2019
Facts of Frances Yarborough
Date of Birth: 1927
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Frances Yarborough
Nick Name Francey
Father Cecil Yarborough
Mother Emmie Tippet Yarborough
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Georgia, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Married Yes
Married to Don Knotts
Children N/A
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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 White ethnical background.

Frances 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 from there. She also has a sister named Jean Yarborough.

Professional Career And Wiki

Talking about her profession, Frances Yarborough was an Executive Secretary as well as an occasional actress. She made her only appearance in The Electric Chair in 1976.

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

Personal Life: Husband And Children

Frances Yarborough was a married woman. Her marital relationship with her late husband Don Knotts garnered huge media attention. The couple tied the knot in 2002, in 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.

Frances Yarborough and her late husband Don Knotts SOURCE: Pinterest

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 Frances 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.

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 house was $1.295 million, in 2013.


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