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(From Western Daily Press)
Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s American TV spoof of James Bond movies, Get Smart, has died. He was 82.
As the all-thumbs Agent 86 of the super-secret federal agency CONTROL, Mr Adams captured TV viewers with his antics in combatting the evil agents of KAOS. When his explanations failed to convince the villains or his boss, he tried another tack: "Would you believe ... ?" It became a national catchphrase in the U.S.
Smart was also prone to spilling things on the desk or person of his boss - the Chief (actor Edward Platt). Smart's apologetic "Sorry about …