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Old April 12 2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Actor Jonathan Winters dies at 87

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Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87.

Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes.

Winters was a master of improvisational comedy, with a grab bag of eccentric personalities and facial expressions. Characters such as the quick-witted old lady Maude Frickert were based on people Winters knew growing up in Ohio.

Winters appeared in nearly 50 films and TV shows, including the classic It's a "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming, and was a regular on Saturday morning children's TV shows such as Hot Dog.

He was introduced to millions of new fans in 1981 as the son of Williams' goofball alien in the final season of ABC's Mork and Mindy.
Actor Jonathan Winters dies at 87
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