Happy Birthday: Jonathan Winters (1925–2013)

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jonathanwinters.jpgJonathan Winters (1925–2013)

Born: November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died: April 11, 2013 (age 87) in Montecito, California, USA

Married to:
Eileen Winters (11 September 1948 – 11 January 2009) (her death) (2 children)

[when someone asked him how to get into show business] You know how movie studios have a front gate? You get a Camaro with a steel grill, drive it through the gate, and once you’re on the lot, you’re in showbiz.

As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.

[on painting] This year [1981] I got the idea when I was sitting in a hamburger joint and a hearse pulled up. A few minutes…

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