26 June 2005

Paul Winchell, RIP

More sad news from the world of voice acting -- Paul Winchell died Friday. He had a really wide-ranging set of talents; he was a a famous ventriloquist, voice actor (best known for Dick Dastardly or Tigger), and an honorary medical doctor.

How'd he get to be an honorary doctor? By inventing the artificial heart. He also invented a bunch of other stuff, too, but I think that's the most notable. The man was brilliant.

(Also, his daughter April has a Weblog that has a sad post about her father's death -- I'm not sure if there's a direct link to the post, but it's the June 25th post.)


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