Don Adams (1923 - 2005) Actor. He is best remembered for his role of 'Agent Maxwell Smart' in the hit 1960s television comedy, "Get Smart" (1965 to 1970), for which he won three Emmy Awards. He was also the voice of television cartoon characters "Tennessee Tuxedo" and "Inspector Gadget."
Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.
Don Adams-After surviving the Battle of Guadalcanal he contracted Blackwater Fever and was hospitalized for more than one year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. He was then sent stateside to be a Marine Corp drill instructor.