- Jonathan Harshman Winters III was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist
|Born:||11 November 1925 Comment |
|When did Jonathan Winters die? / Died||11 April 2013|
|How many years did Jonathan Winters live? / Lived||87 years|
Jonathan Winters facts
- Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label
- He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 nominations for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album during his career and winning a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996
- With a career spanning more than six decades, Winters also appeared in hundreds of television show episodes/series and films combined, including eccentric characters on The Steve Allen Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–74), Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
- He also voiced Grandpa Smurf on The Smurfs TV series from 1986 to the show's conclusion in 1989
- Over twenty years later, Winters was introduced to a new generation through voicing Papa Smurf in The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013)
- Winters died nine days after recording his dialogue for The Smurfs 2; the film was dedicated in his memory
- In 1991, Winters won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Gunny Davis in the short-lived sitcom Davis Rules
- 1999 saw Winters became the 2nd recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
- In 2002, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Q
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