Actor Who Played Ernest T. Bass Dies

Funeral services will be held Friday (May 27) in Los Angeles for Howard Morris, best known to country fans as Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show. The 85-year-old actor died Saturday (May 21) at his Hollywood home. Morris’ career also included TV roles on Your Show of Shows and The Twilight Zone. In addition to voicing characters for The Jetsons and The Flintstones, his film credits include The Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis and High Anxiety with Mel Brooks.