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Jonathan Winters
Birth name Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Born November 11, 1925 (1925-11-11) (age 81)
Bellbrook, Ohio, USA
Medium stand-up, film, television
Nationality Flag of United States American
Influenced Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Patton Oswald
Spouse Eileen Schauder (1948 - present) (2 children)

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925 in Bellbrook, Ohio) is an American film and television actor. Winters is a descendent of Valentine Winters, founder of the Winters National Bank in Dayton, which is now part of JPMorgan Chase. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bellbrook is a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1952)[1] is an American actor and comedian. ... Patton Oswalt (born January 27, 1969 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA) is an actor, writer, voiceover artist, and professional comedian. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bellbrook is a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ...


After attending public school in Springfield, Ohio & Culver Military Academy, Jonathan enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After his discharge he studied cartooning at Dayton Art Institute, where he met Eileen Schauder, whom he married in 1948. He began comedy routines and acting while studying at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He was also a local radio personality at WIZE in Springfield,Ohio. Springfield is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Culver Academies. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) is a museum of fine arts in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The DAI is housed in an Italian renaissance structure overlooking the Miami River on the bank opposite downtown Dayton. ... Kenyon College is a private, highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... Gambier is a village located in Knox County, Ohio. ... WIZE is an AM radio station in Springfield, Ohio operating on 1340 kHz. ...


In 1999 Winters was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In a 2005 interview on XM Radio, Bill Cosby called Winters "The King". Winters now lives near Santa Barbara, California, and is often seen browsing and hamming to the crowd at the antique show at the Ventura County fairgrounds. He often entertains the tellers and other workers whenever he visits his local bank to make a deposit or withdrawal. He spends time painting and has been presented in one-man shows of his art. In 1997 he published Winters' Tales: Stories and Observations for the Unusual. Other writings have followed, and he is said to be working on his autobiography. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. ... XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is a satellite radio service in the United States based in Washington, DC and controlled by News Corporations DirecTV, General Motors, American Honda, Hughes Electronics, and several private investment groups. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Nickname: Santa Barbara is situated on the southward-facing coast at far right. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career

Beginning as a stand-up comic with a madcap wildness, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums. Probably the best known of his characters from this period is Maudie Frickert, the seemingly sweet old lady with the barbed tongue. He was a favorite of Jack Paar and appeared frequently on his television programs. In addition, he would often appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, usually in the guise of some character. Carson often did not know what Winters had planned and usually had to tease out the character's backstory through the course of the interview. Jack Parr redirects here. ... The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ...


Winters has to date appeared in nearly 50 movies and several television shows, including particularly notable roles in the film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and in the dual roles of Henry Glenworthy and his dark, scheming brother, Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy, in the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One. His fellow comedians that starred with him in "Mad World", such as Arnold Stang, claimed that, in the long periods while they waited between scenes, Winters would entertain them for hours in their trailer by becoming any character that they would suggest to him. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about a madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse group of strangers. ... The Loved One is a 1965 film based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (1948) a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles. ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Arthur Evelyn St. ... The Loved One was also a short movie directed by wrestler Mick Foley chronicling the rise to success of his character Dude Love. ... Arnold Stang (born September 28, 1925 in Chelsea, Massachusetts) is a comic actor who plays a small and bespectacled, yet brash and knowing big-city type. ...


On television, he appeared in his own show The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972-1974) and as Mork's infant son Mearth in the television program Mork & Mindy. Robin Williams calls Jonathan Winters his idol and greatest influence. Winters has also done some dramatic work, as evidenced in the Twilight Zone episode "A Game of Pool" (episode # 3.5) (13 October 1961). He recorded Ogden Nash's The Carnival of the Animals poems to Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns' classical opus. He also made an appearance on the Dean Martin Comedy Roasts. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1952)[1] is an American actor and comedian. ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. ... The Carnival of the Animals (French: Le carnaval des animaux) is a musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. ... Charles Camille Saint-Saëns () (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist, known especially for his orchestral works The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, and Symphony No. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In addition to his live action roles, he was also a guest star on The New Scooby Doo Movies as a sweet old lady who was really the villain and the narrator in Frosty Returns Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... Frosty the Snowman is a popular Christmas song written by Steve Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson in 1950. ...


In his "Archive of American Television Interview," Winters reported that he suffered a nervous breakdown and spent eight months in a private mental hospital. Although he was not given a diagnosis while in the hospital he was later diagnosed with manic depression, as it is known today, Bipolar disorder. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ...


Discography

The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters (1960, re-issued 2003)
Down To Earth (1960)
Here's Jonathan (1961)
Another Day, Another World (1962)
Jonathan Winters' Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1964)
Whistle Stopping with Jonathan Winters (1964)
The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming (1966)
Jonathan Winters...Wings it! (1969)
Crank(y) Calls (2000)
Outpatients (2000)
Paul Bunyan (2001)
Stuff'n Nonsense (2003)
Old Folks (2006)

The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters is a comedy album, performed by Jonathan Winters. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Jonathan Winters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
Jonathan Winters (born November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American comedic actor.
Winters has now appeared in nearly 50 movies and several television shows, including particularly notable roles in the film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and dual roles of Henry Glenworthy and his dark, scheming brother, Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy, in the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One.
Winters now lives near Santa Barbara, California, and is often seen browsing and hamming to the crowd at the antique show at the Ventura County fairgrounds.
Jonathan Winters, MP3 Music Download at eMusic (748 words)
Jonathan Winters was an utter original, a wildly improvisational comic whose work careened from childlike prankishness to bitter satire and from bizarre sound effects to straight-faced moralizing -- often all within the same bit.
Mercurial and manic, Winters veered from character to character and premise to premise at breakneck speed, yet with balletic grace; for all of the seeming chaos inherent in his comedy, his aesthetic remained remarkably consistent and pure, his stream-of-consciousness narratives and radical concepts all refracted through the same singularly bent worldview.
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 11, 1925.
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