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Dear friends,

Howard's MarkerIt is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since we lost the great Howard Morris, aka Ernest T. Bass, who died Saturday, May 21 2005.

I am at a loss for words on this day, but wanted to thank each of you for the wonderful posts, emails, and the incredibly moving messages so many of you left on Howard’s voicemail. You have no doubt made it clear that Howard has an extremely large family!

Jet Screamer from the Jetsons

Howard Morris as Jet Screamer from the Jetsons

So now I say, father, your family and friends will continue to love and miss you tremendously.

Sincerely,
David Morris
www.ernestt.com


Share your memories and thoughts of Howard by PHONE!

Below is Howard’s actual home phone number. Feel free to leave a voicemail message for Howard if you like. I’m sure he would love it.

Howard Morris’ Voicemail: 323-933-XXXX
(Update: We’re sorry but the number is now disconnected. Thank you for your messages.)

Wade the Duck from Garfield and Friends.

Howard as Wade the Duck from Garfield and Friends.

Please note, the voicemail may have a limit to the amount of messages, so on occasion I’ll have to clear them to make room.

Thank you all for the beautiful posts.

Sincerely,
David Morris

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Dear Friends,
The world has lost another incredible talent. The passing of the great Don Knotts is a gigantic shock.

When you consider the body of work and the sheer magnitude of his genius, many people would be surprised to learn how nice, gentle, and down to earth he was with everyone.

Don and my father, Howard, had become good friends over the years since appearing on The Andy Griffith Show. Howard was extremely fond of him. They worked together on and off screen. My father directed Don on The Andy Griffith Show, among others.

I met Don through my father many years ago. On a few occasions, I actually had the pleasure of driving Don to attend a monthly gathering of famous actors and comedians, a group my father had been a member of for many years. Well, when my pop introduced Don to the group, he became an instant “hit” and for obvious reasons Don was named as a lifetime member on the spot.

Over the years, we would meet up and travel together to attend various Mayberry events. Don was always very decent, and very funny. Don was quiet, and extremely smart. The fact is it takes an enormous amount of brains to realize, corral, refine, and ultimately present characters the way he did, delivering some of the funniest moments ever in the history of film and television.

Where does all of this lead to? Well, I have a sneaky feeling that Barney is once again chasing Ernest T., and that Ernest T. is driving Barney NUTS!

Don, we love and miss you!

Sincerely,
David Morris

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Dear friends,
While reading through all the heartfelt messages so many of you posted on the memorial pages (no longer active), I have been trying to come up with a worthy equal as “thanks” for such an incredible outpouring of love, memories, and support.

Since his passing, I’ve not been able to turn off Howard’s home phone out of a fear of experiencing even more separation from him. Then it hit me. Why not give something back, and share more of him with you?

So, here it is, Howard’s actual home phone number. Feel free to leave a message for Howard if you like. I’m sure he would love it.

Howard Morris: 323-933-XXXX
(Update: We’re sorry but the number is now disconnected. Thank you for your messages.)

Please note, the voicemail may have a limit to the amount of messages, so on occasion I’ll have to clear them to make room.

Thank you all for the beautiful posts.

Sincerely,
David Morris

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Howard Morris

Howard Morris at the TV Land Awards

Dear friends,
I have extremely sad news to report of my dear father, Howard, who suddenly passed away this afternoon (May 21, 2005).

He was without a doubt the most amazing father.

In show business, Howard Morris “the star” was one in a trillion, a true genius, and an entertainment dynamo. So many “greats” in this business followed his career with incredible admiration and respect. I for one am one of his biggest fans!

The Andy Griffith Show became a major part of my father’s life. He appeared in only five episodes. Regardless, he made a permanent impression on so many people, and was always amazed by and grateful for all of the love and support his fans gave to him.

I shared with Howard every bit of mail that came in, so I know firsthand how important your cards, emails, and gifts were to him over the years.

All I can really say now is that I miss him beyond words.

Thank you for being there!

Sincerely,
David Morris

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Hi!
I have some trouble to report about me for 2003 & 2004. I spent a lot of time in the hospital dealing with a circus of doctors, nurses, medicine, needles, wheelchairs, visitors, pain, tears, and bad food. All of this stuff and more ’till discharge.

Dreaming of the outside I became involved in remembering and reflecting on all of the fans and your support. After all the years in this business, it’s a privilege to be reminded of the joy and lovely remembering of all you guys.

The happiness I get from your reminders of my performing past, I thank you and love you always!

Ernest T. Bass
aka Howard Morris

P.S. As of 9-28-04 I am approaching a full recovery!

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