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Also Known As: Died: April 11, 2013
Born: November 11, 1925 Cause of Death: Natural causes
Birth Place: Bellbrook, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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His Web site is located at www.jonathanwinters.com,

Winters is also an accomplished painter.

In addition to Maude Frickert, Winters' characters include Dr. Bellenhoffer, a shrink of questionable qualifications, Chester Honeyhugger, King Kwasi and Larry Lech.

Winters earned a Grammy nomination for each of his 10 comedy albums, finally winning the prize in 1996.

"Jonathan's the source for me, the guy that made it all possible. He's the Smithsonian, all these riffs he stores up. Just sit back and watch him. He's a force of energy. Comedy would be more closed off without him." --Robin Williams quoted in TV Guide, January 8, 2000.

"Aside from one's faith, to me, sense of humor will get you through." --Jonathan Winters quoted in TV Guide, January 8, 2000.

In speaking of his breakdowns, Winters told The Washington Post (October 17, 1999): "This is something I've never quite shaken. There are bigger stars than me with all kinds of coke problems, sauce problems, guys that are married four, five times. Then they put them in picture after picture.

"Why should I have to go through my life auditioning and proving I'm sane?"

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