Paul Winchell's Death

Born (Birthday) December 21, 1922

Death Date June 24, 2005

Age of Death 82 years

Cause of Death Natural Causes

Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession Puppeteer

The puppeteer Paul Winchell died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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.

How did Paul Winchell die?

Winchell retired in 1999 and died of natural causes six years later on June 24, 2005, at age 82.

Winchell’s friend and Winnie-the-Pooh co-star John Fiedler, who supplied the voice of Piglet, died the following day of cancer at age 80.

After Winchell’s retirement, Jim Cummings, who also supplies the voice of Pooh Bear, took-over as Tigger.

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“Children are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don’t understand it.” (Paul Winchell)

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“I first met Walt Disney 25 or 30 years ago.” (Paul Winchell)

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“I think television defeats ventriloquism.” (Paul Winchell)

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“On television, everyone talks and they don’t care about the mechanics.” (Paul Winchell)

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“Walt gave me a VIP tour of the studio. I remember people doing voices.” (Paul Winchell)

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