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Paul Winchell
Birth: Dec. 21, 1922
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 2005
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Ventriloquist, Entertainer. He is remembered for his 'Jerry Mahoney' puppet character, and for supplying the voice of 'Tigger' in the "Winnie the Pooh" movies and television shows. Although largely self-taught, Paul Winchell pursued several educational avenues that inspired him as an inventor, hypnotist and acupuncture practitioner. Paul attended Columbia University in 1959 and became a Doctor of Acupuncture after graduating from The Acupuncture Research College of Los Angeles in 1974. Dr. Winchell worked at the Gibbs Institute in Hollywood as a medical hypnotist, creating new innovations in the field of hypnotherapy. He was honored by The National Christian University with an honorary doctorate in Science for his invention and patent of the artificial heart. Paul Winchell is the original patent holder of the artificial heart, which he donated to the University of Utah and spent time with Robert Jarvik and heart surgeon Dr. William Devries. The rest is history.
Very few people know that "Winch"-as he is called-was the first person to present the disposable razor to the public. Skeptics thought his disposable idea was crazy. "No one would buy a product and then throw it away", they said but how wrong they were. Unfortunately, at the time Paul put too much stock in the views of others and dropped the project. Another company applied the same concept and made billions on a product that is used worldwide today. (bio by: Brian Stevens) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: Brian Stevens
Record added: Jun 26, 2005
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Paul Winchell
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Paul Winchell
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One of my favorites as a kid. Great comedy . Thanks for the laughs.
- Bryan
 Added: Jun. 30, 2017
One of my favorites as a kid. Great comedy . Thanks for the laughs.
- Bryan
 Added: Jun. 30, 2017
Happy Belated Angel Day Blessings on this your "12" anniversary of your passing. You were the best Ventriloquist ever. RIP dear Paul...always....
- Rosie
 Added: Jun. 26, 2017
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