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Paul Winchell (Paul Wilchinsky)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his dummy known equal celebrity.

Entering the spotlight on the Edward Bowes "Original Amateur Hour" (1948), he began working soon after in a review show in which Major Bowes would showcase the winners of his radio program. Read more...

Actor

Character: Paul Winchell - Ventriloquist

Stop! Look! and Laugh! 1960

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Character: Shun Gon- Chinese Cat

The AristoCats 1970

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Character: Claude Wilbur

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961

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Character: Himself - Ventriloquist

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Carlo, The Tailor

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Himself - Ventriloquist

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Skeets Riley

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

Stooge Snapshots 1984

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Character: Himself - Guest Ventriloquist

The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1948

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Character: Himself

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