Farewell…Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters, Comedian/Actor

A pioneer of improvisational standup comedy, Jonathan Winters, died Thursday. He was 87.

Winters began his career as a nightclub comic in New York, which earned him guest spots on “The Tonight Show” in the 1960s when Jack Paar hosted it. Later, Winters had a regular role on the final season of Mork & Mindy, playing Mork’s son Mearth. He also appeared in the 90s sitcom Davis Rules, which earned him an Emmy for best-supporting actor.

His free-for-all brand of humor inspired many, including Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Tracey Ullman, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.

Winters is survived by two children.

Rest in peace Mr. Winters.

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