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Paul Winchell (born Paul Wilchinsky; December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, humanitarian and inventor. Winchell was born in New York City. From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show. From 1965–1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series Winchell-Mahoney Time.

He had three children; including actress April Winchell. In animation, he was the original voice of Tigger, Dick Dastardly, Gargamel, and other characters.

Winchell died on June 24, 2005 in Los Angeles, aged 82.

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