John Fiedler Overview:

Character actor, John Fiedler, was born John Donald Fiedler on Feb 3, 1925 in Platteville, WI. Fiedler died at the age of 80 on Jun 25, 2005 in Englewood, NJ .

MINO BIO:

John Fiedler appeared in over 185 film, television and voice roles -- most notably in 12 Angry Men (his Feature Film Debut as Juror #2), The Odd Couple (as Vinnie), True Grit 1969 (as Lawyer Daggett) –and Piglet in the Disney classic, Winnie-the-Pooh.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

“There are elements of Piglet that are me: the shyness and the anxieties and fears. Even after all these years. The more you know, the higher your standards are and the more you have to lose.” -- John Fiedler.

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 3, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born February 3, 1925 Character Actor ! Character Actor appeared in over 185 film, TV and voice roles — most notably in 12 Angry Men (Feature Film Debut as Juror #2), The Odd Couple (as Vinnie), True Grit 1969 (as Lawyer Daggett) – & the adorable Piglet in Di... Read full article


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John Fiedler Quotes:

Piglet: I don't mind the leaves that are leaving. It's the leaves that are coming.


Chistopher Robin: It is a nice house, Eeyore, but...
Kanga: It is a lovely house, Eeyore, but...
Piglet: [near tears] It's the best house in the... whole world.
Winnie the Pooh: [whispering] Tell them it's your house, Piglet.
Piglet: No, Pooh. This house belongs to our very dear friend... Owl.
Rabbit: But Piglet, where will you live?
Piglet: [starts to walk away] Well, I guess I shall live... I suppose I shall live...
Winnie the Pooh: [taking Piglet's hand] With me. You shall live with me. Won't you, Piglet?
Piglet: With you? Oh, thank you, Pooh Bear. Of course I will.


Lawyer Daggett: Am I addressing Marshal Reuben J. Cogburn?
Rooster Cogburn: You're addressing him, Chen Lee and General Sterling Price.
Lawyer Daggett: Well... I'll not ask which is which. But I'll identify myself: I am lawyer J. Noble Daggett.
Rooster Cogburn: I'll be damned!
Lawyer Daggett: What?
Rooster Cogburn: Well, you're not... exactly what we expected. You're a little... You're shrunk!
Lawyer Daggett: I'll tell you frankly. I fully intended to have you jailed, and I'm just the man who could do it. But when Mattie told me the straight of the matter, I had second thoughts. I still think you showed poor judgment in this affair, but you're not the scoundrel I took you for. You have my thanks and, with certain reservations, my respect.


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John Fiedler Facts
Diagnosed with cancer, he became a patient of the Lillian Booth Actor's Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, in November of 2004 and died there the following June.

Played the same character, Mark Lindner, in the film (A Raisin in the Sun (1961)) and television ("American Playhouse: A Raisin in the Sun (#8.1)" (1989)) production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."

Along with Carole Shelley and Monica Evans, he is one of only 3 actors to appear in both The Odd Couple (1968) and the subsequent television adaptation "The Odd Couple" (1970).

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