Paul Winchell

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Paul Winchell
BornPaul Wilchinsky
December 21, 1922
New York City, New York, United States
DiedJune 24, 2005 (age 82)
Los Angeles, California, United States

Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian, whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950-1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show and What's My Name? From 1965-1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time.

Biography

Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366).[1]


He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

References

  1. http://www.improbable.com/2011/12/26/the-ventriloquist-who-invented-non-bulging-garter-fasteners-and-an-artificial-heart/
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