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Actor, Paul Winchell, was born Paul Wilchinsky on Dec 21, 1922 in New York City, NY. Winchell died at the age of 82 on Jun 24, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Paul Winchell Quotes:

Tigger: Hello, I'm Tigger.
Winnie the Pooh: You said that.
Tigger: Oh? Well, did I say I was hungry?
Winnie the Pooh: I don't think so.
Tigger: Well then, I'll say it: I'm hungry.


Tigger: [singing] The wonderful thing about tiggers / Is tiggers are wonderful things / Their tops are made out of rubber / Their bottoms are made out of springs / They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun / But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one / I'm the only one.


Tigger: Honey! Oh, boy, honey! That's what tiggers like best.
Winnie the Pooh: I was afraid of that.
Tigger: [gulps down a few handfuls] Oh, say.
[chuckles]
Tigger: Yyyuck! Tiggers don't like honey!
Winnie the Pooh: But you said you that you liked...
Tigger: Yeah, that icky, sticky stuff is only fit for "heffalumps" and "woozles."
Winnie the Pooh: You mean elephants and weasels.
Tigger: That's what I said, "heffalumps" and "woozles".


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Paul Winchell Facts
Started his career with a puppet named Terry in 1936 on radio's "Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour," and earned first prize. When Paul was not satisfied with the figure that Frank Marshall had carved for him, It looked like Paul, he created Jerry Mahoney by modifying a stock figure (Noseyboy) from the Frank Marshall's line of dummies. His dim-witted Knucklehead Smiff puppet debuted in 1950 on TV's "The Spiedel Show," which was later renamed "What's My Name?" was a Jerry Mahoney that "Winch" later modified himself.

Named television's most versatile performer by Look magazine in 1952 and 1953.

Published the book "Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit" in 1954.

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