Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell

Original Name Paul Wilchinsky
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 24 Jun 2005 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 11236758 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Brian Stevens
  • Added: 26 Jun 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Winchell (21 Dec 1922–24 Jun 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11236758, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.