Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters

Original Name Jonathan Harshman
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Apr 2013 (aged 87)
Montecito, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 108374434 · View Source
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Actor, Comedian. Born Jonathan Harshman Winters III, he joined the United States Marine Corps during his senior year of high school and upon his discharge attended the Dayton Art Institute. He began his entertainment career by winning a talent contest in 1950, which led to first hosting a children's television show, then a game show followed by a talk show. On television, he was featured in episodes in the series "Omnibus", "The Twilight Zone", "The Bob Hope Show", "Hot Dog", "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home", "Hee Haw" and "Mork and Mindy". Although nominated several times, his only Emmy win was for Best Supporting Actor in the situational comedy television series "Davis Rules". He appeared in a number of motion pictures, including "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1964), "The Loved One" (1965), "Penelope" (1966), "Eight on the Lam" (1967), "Viva Max" (1969), "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh" (1979), "The Longshot" (1986), "Moon Over Parador" (1988) and '"The Flintstones" (1994). From 1960 through 2011 he recorded several comedy albums, winning Grammys for "The Little Prince" and "Crank Calls". He was awarded the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor in 1999.

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