5 Unforgettable Moments With Jonathan Winters: May He Rest in Peace


The world of entertainment suffered a great loss this week, the legendary comic and actor Jonathan Winters has died. Jonathan Winters who starred in classics like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, guesting on the Twilight Zone and on Mork and Mindy has entertained generations making him a family favorite. Mr. Winters was very influential, especially to comics like Robin Williams who –  in a an act of crazy casting – played his father on Mork and Mindy. According to reports, Mr. Winters died on Thursday night of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California. “The first time I saw Jonathan Winters perform, I thought I might as well quit the business,” Dick Van Dyke tweeted today. “Because, I could never be as brilliant.” Yes, he will be missed. To celebrate his comic genius, we’ve compiled five classic Jonathan Winters moments here:

  • Jonathan Winters Roasts Johnny Carson 1 of 5
    Jonathan Winters Roasts Johnny Carson
    Two old school comic on stage together. And Jonathan Winters is hilarious as usual!
  • Jonathan Winters on Letterman 2 of 5
    Jonathan Winters on Letterman
    He paid a visit, along with Robin Williams, to David Letterman. Jonathan Winters was a big inspiration to Robin Williams.
  • Winters with Dean Martin 3 of 5
    Winters with Dean Martin
    And in drag!
  • On Mork and Mindy 4 of 5
    On Mork and Mindy
    Jonathan Winters talks about his role on Mork and Mindy.
  • Jonathan Winters Improv 5 of 5
    Jonathan Winters Improv
    Jonathan Winters was a master at improv, as this clips shows!



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