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Jonathan Winters

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Biography

Winters in the 1960s

Source: Wikipedia

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 nominations for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album during his career and winning a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Jonathan Harshman Winters III
  • Born: November 11, 1925 Bellbrook, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: April 11, 2013 (aged 87) Montecito, California, U.S.
  • Medium: Stage, film, television, painting, literature
  • Years active: 1949–2013
  • Genres: Character comedy, improvisational comedy
  • Influences: James Thurber
  • Influenced: George Carlin Bill Cosby Robin Williams Richard Lewis Lewis Black Conan O'Brien Jim Carrey Andy Kaufman
  • Spouse: Eileen Schauder (m. 1948–2009)
  • Children: Jay Winters, Lucinda Winters
  • Parent(s): Alice Kilgore (née Rodgers) Jonathan Harshman Winters II
  • Relative(s): Five grandchildren

Read more about Jonathan Winters at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Emmys 2014: Billy Crystal recalls departed pal Robin Williams
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-08-26 12:30:00
At the 2013 Emmys, Robin Williams paid tribute to his recently departed friend, mentor and costar Jonathan Winters, lauding Winters for his "comedy at the speed of thought."

Emmy Telecast Prepping Tribute to Robin Williams
Variety, 2014-08-13 19:08:25
Less than a year after Robin Williams appeared on the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast to salute his mentor, Jonathan Winters, producers of the Aug. 25 ceremony are preparing an on-air tribute to the actor-comedian whose suicide on Monday sent shockwaves through the showbiz community. Details are sparse as the effort ...

Rights to Jonathan Winters mockumentary for sale on EBay
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-03-28 13:00:00
When a documentary-turned mockumentary about the late comic great Jonathan Winters debuted in 2011, it didn't go far commercially.    

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