Friday, April 12, 2013

Jonathan Winters Has Died


Jonathan Winters, the comedian whose improvisations and characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.



34 comments:

Merlin D. Bear said...

RIP Mr Winters.
Thank you for the decades of laughter.

auntliddy said...

Rip, and good journey, my funny friend.

PuggleWug said...

Who?

Speakeasy Jane said...

Between this and Count Steubenville, my Friday has been ruined.

figgy said...

My Dad used to LOVE him! So he always reminds me of my late father. RIP.

Evil Kumquat said...

Does anyone know if Maude Frickert has been notified yet?

Meanie Reese said...

RIP Funny man. :(

chopchop said...

Rest in peace, Grandma Frickert.

Sherry said...

Oh my..good old Maude Frickert. He was such a funny guy. And I heard he was a lovely and sweet man too. He was very generous to up and coming comedians. Bless his wonderful, giving heart.

StewMcG said...

This makes me sad. He was, also, one of the first comedians to discuss his mental illness. RIP funny man.

greenmountaingal said...

Very sad. Rest in peace, Mr. Winters.

Gayeld said...

But...but...but...he's supposed to be aging backwards. He should only be 24 right now.

Glitter said...

He reminds me of my Dad...same kind of humor. He was part of my childhood. Loved him in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Nyan said...

RIP Mr Winters. TY for the many years of laughter.

Seahorse said...

Sorry don't know how to make this clicky but here is Jonathan Winters on Jack Parr he was a comedians comedian and I loved him RIP Mr Winters thank you for the lifetime of laughs!
http://youtu.be/sUO6-Byrel0

Flora Goforth said...

Maria Tallchief had died as well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/arts/dance/maria-tallchief-brilliant-ballerina-dies-at-88.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Seems like a lot of old timers in their 80s are cashing in their chips lately.

Astrid said...

He was amazing in my all time favorite movie, The Loved One. RIP Mr. Winters.

Speakeasy Jane said...

@Gayeld
Nanu nanu. ;)

YoMismo said...

I don't know who this guy was, but according to the pic and the comments, he seemed a nice guy.
The bad part is that he inspired Robin Williams and, even worse, jim carrey.

RIP. I suppose the good things overcome the bad ones in this guy's life.

Mango said...

My dad was a big fan of his, too.

RIP, big guy.

Nyan said...

Jerry Lewis is my all time favorite comedian. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea, but has been mine since I was a kid (over 40 yrs...YIKESSSSSS!!!). He just turned 87 on March 16th...PLZ stick around for a bit longer Jerry...seems all the legends are leaving us :(

Flora Goforth said...

YoMismo Winters was 5 million times more talented than either of those 2 guys.

Maria said...

My grandfather was a doctor and loved to tell the story of his hospital stay 30+ years ago. The nurse had asked for a urine sample. When she left the room, he poured the leftover apple juice served from his meal into the cup. When she came to pick it up he said he wasn't finished with it and drank it in front of her. My grandfather laughed every time he told that story. The hospital staff thought it was hilarious.

Anna Nonymous said...

Rest In Peace Mr. Winters, you left the world a happier,funnier place than when you found it.

Gayeld said...

@Jane. Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams were just golden. They could have pushed Mindy and her Dad right out the door and no one would have noticed.

Mary Ann said...

I loved him so much.

AKM said...

Me-TV is airing "A Game of Pool," the classic JW/Jack Klugman episode of "The Twilight Zone" tonight. I'll be out, so I'll miss it. Boo.

RIP Mearth.

Mala Propism said...

Oh wow. I guess I didn't realize she was still alive. Truly a stellar ballerina! One of my heroes as a child.

Mala Propism said...

Damn. He was such a talented guy! And you never heard bad words about him from other comedians either (unlike the others mentioned.)
His Nixon was spot on too. RIP.

hothotheat said...

Sad. My Dad was a huge fan of his also and we used to watch his movies together. My favorite was Viva Max (very rare, not even on DVD).

car54 said...

Oh I adore Jonathan Winters--I have all my life.

Godspeed.

Hope Bucher said...

Very sad... Loved the Scooby shows he was on as a kid. Xo

audrey said...

RIP Mr Winters.

Agent**It said...

Seahorse, great clip. Thanks. RIP, Mom and I loved you, Mr. Winters.