Actor Don Keefer died on Sept. 7 of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, CA, at age 98. Mr. Keefer's career included hundreds of roles on stage, in film and in television.
Don guest-starred twice on TAGS in its 8th season, and once on RFD.
- In "The Mayberry Chef” he was Carl Phillips, owner of Siler City’s Channel 12, who hires Aunt Bee to host a cooking show.
- “Howard’s New Life” saw him as island resident Mr. Grover, the ex-lawyer from Detroit… “Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?”
- In the first season of MAYBERRY RFD, Don was Mr. McComb, the Mt. Pilot prosecuting attorney in “Sam Gets a Ticket.”
TWILIGHT ZONE viewers will remember him from the episode "It's a Good Life" when he's 'sent to the cornfield' after being turned into a jack-in-the-box by a disturbed child played by Bill Mumy. Keefer was the last surviving cast member of the original Broadway production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN.
Rest in peace.
With Ken Berry in MAYBERRY RFD, "Sam Gets a Ticket"
Don Keefer and Sam Greene, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, "Howard's New Life"
Visiting the Taylors in THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, "The Mayberry Chef"