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Comedian Jonathan Winters 1925-2013  
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

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http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=802153

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Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.

One of Winters' memorable scenes from the 1963 movie, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. The gas station fight scene w/Phil Silvers, Arnold Stang & Marvin Kaplan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzZsp8SvJj8


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I've always enjoyed his work.

The old Tonight Shows were worth staying up late to watch when he was on.


User currently onlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8847 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

The world just became a little less funny. Thanks for the laughs, Jonathan.


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

He was mainly a comedy star from the early 1960's to the early 1980's, but continued doing character voices for animated film until very recently and advertising for decades. An original, he could improvise comedy from any suggestion or a prop, for tv and movies suggestive but not dirty, could come up with memorable characters, yet had to deal with psychological illness including hospitalization 2 times, issues with alcohol, and made it to old age with a still good mind. He inspired many comics including Robin Williams and Jim Carey. Fortuntally, his humor lives on in records and YouTube. He sure made me and many others laugh.

User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
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Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
The world just became a little less funny. Thanks for the laughs, Jonathan.

Couldn't have said it better.   

Thanks for the laughs Jonathan Winters and we'll see you on the other side.



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8163 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

He was always my grandmother's favorite. She made my brother and I watch "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" several times when we came to her house, but by the 2nd viewing it was no longer a suggestion.

One of my favorite scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aNdEaOAHfg



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

I went over to my brothers house and watched, "The Russians are comming! The Russians are comming!" with her.

It was a pretty good night even though I didn't get home until midnight.



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User currently offlineoldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 6):
I went over to my brothers house and watched, "The Russians are comming! The Russians are comming!" with her.

Brother...her

Freudian slip?? LOL. I think Jonathan Winters was the original Wild And Crazy Guy  .



too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
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