|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1904|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1970|
GRAVESIDE RITES SET FOR MRS. ALICE BAHMAN
Mrs. Alice Bahman, 65, a Springfield Radio personality and mother of the television, movie, stage and night club comedian Jonathan Winters, died in Mercy Medical Center at 8 a.m. Tuesday following four months of failing health.
Mrs. Bahman, who lived at 2324 St. Paris Pike, began her career with Radio Station WIZE early in 1941 with a half hour interview program called "For Women Only." The program highlighted local interviews, including music and women's news features.
In the early 1960s, Mrs. Bahman became a newscaster for the radio station, the first woman newscaster to broadcast in the Springfield area. At this time she was chosen to speak before several radio clinics in different parts of the country as an outstanding woman broadcaster.
She appeared on the Jack Parr Show with her son, Jonathan, in 1958, and was said to have shared his adeptness with voice impersonations, perhaps being the inspiration for some.
Mrs. Bahman was born in Springfield Aug. 4, 1904, the daughter of Robert and Edith Winwood Rodgers, and had lived in Springfield most of her life. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard; her son, who lives in North Hollywood, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Lucinda and Jay Winters, both of North Hollywood.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Richards Memorial Home. Her body will be cremated with private graveside services in Ferncliff Cemetery, at 3 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev. George Marshall, rector of Christ Episcopal Church.
Springfield Daily News, Wednesday, June 17, 1970.
Robert Sinclair Rodgers (1873 - 1926)
Edith A. Winwood Rodgers (1875 - 1936)
Richard W. Bahman (1904 - 1972)
Jonathan Harshman Winters (1898 - 1975)
Jonathan Winters (1925 - 2013)*
Alice Kilgore Rodgers Winters Bahman (1904 - 1970)
Lucinda Rodgers Closson (1908 - 1954)*
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
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