We’re sad to hear of the passing of comedian Jonathan Winters, who died last night at the age of 87 of natural causes in Montecito, California. Winters had a prolific career in television and film, and was known for many of the memorable characters he created, including “Maude Frickert”, “Elwood P. Suggins”, and “King Kwasi.” He made several appearances on The Tonight Show over the years, had his own program, The Jonathan Winters Show, and won an Emmy for his role on Davis Rules.
Below are some selections from Winters’ 2002 Archive interview:
On appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson:
On “Maude Frickert”:
On Robin Williams and appearing on Mork & Mindy:
On advice for aspiring comedians: