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Jack Burns (Getty Images / Walt Disney Television)
Jack Burns (Getty Images / Walt Disney Television)
Jack Burns was a comedian and actor who was in popular comic duos with George Carlin and Avery Schreiber in the 1960s. Burns and Carlin had a popular album titled “Burns and Carlin: At the Playboy Club Tonight.” Burns and Schreiber were popular guests on TV variety shows. After Don Knotts left “The Andy Griffith Show” after season 5, Burns replaced his popular Barney Fife character as inept deputy sheriff Warren. A tough role to follow, the character was not popular with fans and he was fired midway through season 6. Burns became a head writer for “The Muppet Show” and co-wrote “The Muppet Movie.”

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