Paul Winchell

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Date of Birth December 21, 1922
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Jun 24, 2005 (82)
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Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice artist, humanitarian, and inventor whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC: The Speidel Show, and What's My Name? From 1965–1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series Winchell-Mahoney Time. Winchell made guest appearances on Emmy Award-winning television series from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, such as Perry Mason, The Dick Van Dyke Show, McMillan & Wife, The Donna Reed Show, and appearances as Homer Winch on The Beverly Hillbillies. In animation, he was the original voice of Tigger, Dick Dastardly, Gargamel, and other characters. Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity.

Born: Paul Wilchinsky, December 21, 1922, New York City, U.S.
Died: June 24, 2005, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice artist, humanitarian, inventor
Years active: 1938–1999
Spouse(s): Dorothy Movitz (divorced)
Children: 3, including April Winchell
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About Paul Winchell

Puppeteer behind Jerry Mahoney who also provided the cartoon voice for Tigger in Winnie the Poo. He also invented an artificial heart.

Paul Winchell Before Fame

Growing up, he wanted to have a medical career.

Achievement of Paul Winchell

In the early '50s he hosted The Paul Winchell Show.

Paul Winchell Family Life

He married three times: he first got married to Dorothy (Dottie) Movitz, then to Nina Russel in 1961, and then to Jean Freeman in 1974.

Associations of Paul Winchell

Although they have the same last name, he bears no known relation to columnist Walter Winchell.

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  • X Records artists
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Latest information about Paul Winchell updated on April 18, 2021.

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