Frances Yarborough - Updated Jul 2024

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Frances Yarborough

Frances Yarborough is an American Executive Secretary who also had a short-lived career as an actress. Frances Yarborough came into the limelight and gained worldwide attention following her marriage with the late TV star Don Knotts. She is the third wife of her husband.

Early Life and Childhood

Frances Yarborough was born in the year 1927 in her birthplace, Oconee County, Georgia, the United States of America.

However, her exact date of birth is not available until now. Her age is 96 years old and holds American nationality.

Her father’s name is Cecil Yarborough and her mother’s name is Emmie Tippet Yarborough.

She also has a sister and her name is Jean Yarborough. She along with her sister spent the majority of their childhood in their hometown Georgia.

Other than this, no further information about her family background is known until now.

It seems as if she likes to keep her personal and family life private and away from the limelight and the public.


Regarding her educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions she attended is not known to date. However, she did her schooling in Georgia.

Likewise, she must have graduated from high school and university as well until and unless she is a dropout or decides to quit further studies.

Relationship Status

Frances Yarborough was a married woman. She married the late actor, Don Knotts. Likewise, her marital relationship with her late husband garnered a lot of media attention.

The couple tied the knot in the year 2002, in a private wedding. Likewise, she was their third wife of Don. They were together until his death on February 24, 2006. Don Knotts was 81 years old at the time of his death.

Talking about Don’s previous marriages, he first married Kathryn Metz, in the year 1947 and divorced in 1964. They also had two children, a son, Thomas Knotts, and a daughter, Karen Knotts, an actress.

Later, Don married his second wife Loralee Czuchna in the year 1974. And, their relationship ended in divorce after nine-year of marriage.

Frances Yarborough

Caption: Frances Yarborough along with her husband (Source: Herald Weekly)

Net Worth 2024

There is very little information about her net worth and property. And, her net worth is $20 million. Likewise, she even inherited much of her husband’s properties after his death in the year 2006.

Career and Professional Life

Frances Yarborough was an Executive Secretary. She was also an occasional actress. However, she made her only appearance in “The Electric Chair” in the year 1976.

Likewise, besides this Yarborough was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Walhalla.

However, other information regarding her professional life and career is not revealed in the media yet. There is not much information about her career.

She became popular and known because of her marriage to Don Knotts. Talking about her husband, Jesse Donald Knotts was a famous American actor and comedian.

He was popular for his role as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. It is a 1960s sitcom for which he earned five Emmy Awards.

Likewise, Don Knotts also played Ralph Furley on the highly-rated sitcom Three’s Company from the year 1979 to 1984.

Moreover, he starred in multiple comedic films, including the leading roles in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

And, in the year 1979, TV Guide ranked him #27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.

Frances Yarborough

Caption: Frances Yarborough and Don Knotts (Source: Wide Open Country)

Frances Yarborough – Social Media

Frances Yarborough is not active on any social media platform. She doesn’t own any social accounts. Maybe she wants to live a normal life and stay away from the social world.

Frances Yarborough – Body Measurements

The body measurements of Frances such as her height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, bicep size, and any other sizes are not available to date.

And all these unknown body measurements of Yarborough are still under review. Moreover, she has white hair and brown eyes.