Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney

Decca DL-8463

Total Time: 50:58

Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice actor, humanitarian and inventer who voiced Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh franchise, Shun Gon the Chinese Cat in The Aristocats, Boomer in The Fox and the Hound and Zummi Gummi in the first five seasons of Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

In addition to being a voice actor, he was also a ventriloquist and amateur inventor and had his own show called The Paul Winchell Show.

Winchell had a daughter, April Winchell, who became a voice actress.

Paul Winchell died on June 24, 2005 at the age of 82 at his home in California from natural causes. He was survived by his wife Jean Freeman, his daughter April WInchell from a previous marriage, two more kids from another marriage and three grandchildren. Coincidentally, fellow Winnie the Pooh voice actor John Fiedler (Piglet) died the next day.


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