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Jonathan Winters

I Remember Papa: Jonathan Winter's Smurfy Swan Song

Jim Hill | Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When it came time to find just the right voice for Papa Smurf, Raja Gosnell and Jordan Kerner were admittedly feeling a little blue. Why for? Because the casting department at Sony Pictures Animation kept coming up short.

My Brand New Life: Feathered Zygote, I

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Was watchin' Lassie the other day on one of those channels that try to sell you catheters. Timmy was angry at his friend Scott for not caring that on...

A Jonathan Winters Tale

Buddy Winston | Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy
Buddy Winston

If you lived in Santa Barbara for the last 30 years there is a good chance that Jonathan Winters was your friend. He knew no strangers, and as he ambled around the upscale pueblo of Montecito it was very likely that he would grant you a JW encounter to cherish forever.

How Jonathan Winters Helped Me Find My Inner Latina Angst

Michele Serros | Posted 06.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Michele Serros

At the lunch buffet line, another aspiring writer motioned to a basket of tortilla chips: "I guess they knew you were coming." There were so many ways I wanted to respond, but I just couldn't find the right voice. I looked around. The majority of the attendees were white.

Laugh Factory Remembers Jonathan Winters

Jamie Masada | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jamie Masada

I met Jonathan Winters 27 years ago. I thought he was the most brilliant and original comic I had ever met.

Jonathan Winters Dies At 87

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 06.13.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Winters was a crowd all by himself, guaranteeing that his multitude of characters, breakneck improvisations and kinetic c...

Remembering Jonathan Winters

Posted 04.12.2013 | Comedy

Comedy legend, genius improvisor and, some argue, the inventor of alternative comedy, Jonathan Winters passed away on Thursday at the age of 87. As...

Stop What You're Doing & Watch Jonathan Winters Roasting Johnny Carson

Posted 04.12.2013 | Comedy

Try not to laugh and cry at this 1973 clip of Jonathan Winters improvising his roast of Johnny Carson during one of Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts. ...

'Mork and Mindy' Star Dies At Age 87

Posted 04.14.2013 | Celebrity

Comedic film and TV actor Jonathan Winters has died at the age of 87, reports TMZ. According to the website, Winters died on April 11 of natural c...

Comedian Jonathan Winters Looks Back: 'I've Had A Hell Of A Life'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning -- it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

It Was a "Mad World" Last Night at the Motion Picture Academy!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences theater screened a newly-restored print of comic masterpiece, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, I was there, smiling and remembering the full and until-now untold story behind the movie.