While it was Bil Baird who got the kids of 1948 - 56 loving marionettes, it was Paul Winchell and his wooden sidekicks Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff who awakened us all to the wonders of ventriloquism. My brother and I had cheap vent figures but  no technique, but our wealthy cousin Tommy McConnell developed a professional act for his professional-quality sidekick (name forgotten).  Later Tommy became a martial arts expert, before an early death from cancer. Winchell's own career was…

odditiesoflife: “ Creepy Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Portraits These are Vaudeville era performers with their creepy ventriloquist dummies. The first one actually looks like he might be funny, but I.

Ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his little friend Jerry Mahoney, New York, 1952, photo by Gordon Parks

Ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his little friend Jerry Mahoney, New York, 1952, photo by Gordon Parks

Paul Winchell was an amazing man who had many talents: comedian, ventriloquist, voice actor, inventor, and humanitarian.

And the original voice of Tigger Paul Winchell. And did you know he passed away a day before the man who was the voice of Piglet passed away.

Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell Biography - Paul Winchell invented "Artificial Heart" Paul Winchell was an American entertainer, comedian and inventor. He was born in 1922 in New York.

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Winchell-Mahoney Time starring Paul Winchell, Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff

Paul Winchell & puppet Jerry Mhoney

The Bigelow Show featured the ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy Jerry Mahoney in one segment and mental telepathist Dunninger in another broadcast from 1948 to 1949 for only one season

Paul Winchell (center) with Jerry Mahoney (left) and Knucklehead Smith (right) -  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Winchell (center) with Jerry Mahoney (left) and Knucklehead Smith (right) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney-Chips of Wisdom.                               Is it just me or does Jerry Mahoney look like he's about to pull a handgun out of his jacket and off Paul Winchell?

Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney-Chips of Wisdom. Is it just me or does Jerry Mahoney look like he's about to pull a handgun out of his jacket and off Paul Winchell?

The Paul Winchell Show

Paul Winchell

The Paul Winchell Show

The guy who voiced Mr. Owl in Tootsie Pop cartoons also invented the artificial heart, "Paul Winchell built the prototype with the advice and input of Henry J. Heimlich, the doctor who invented the most famous method of saving choking victims, and received his patent in 1963. He later donated the patent to the University of Utah."

Paul Winchell and puppet Jerry Mahoney watched them every Saturday Morning.

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen Charlie McCarthy Paul Winchell Max

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen Charlie McCarthy Paul Winchell Max

1960's JERRY MAHONEY Ventriloquist dummy doll Paul Winchell by Juno  #JunoNovelty

1960's JERRY MAHONEY Ventriloquist dummy doll Paul Winchell by Juno

1960's JERRY MAHONEY Ventriloquist dummy doll Paul Winchell by Juno #JunoNovelty

Classic Disney Voice Actors: Tribute

Classic Disney Voice Actors: Tribute

Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell with his Jerry Mahoney (left) and Knucklehead Smiff (right) - The Paul Winchell Show was on from then it went to Sunday afternoon kiddie TV until the early and came back on Sat kiddie TV in the mid to later

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