April 12 - Comedian Jonathan Winters, known for dozens of TV and movie appearances, dies at age 87. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
Comedian Jonathan Winters, star of dozens of TV shows and movies like "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad , Mad World," has died at the age of 87. A long-time friend of the actor said Winters died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California on Thursday (April 11). Winters was a frequent guest on late night shows hosted by Jack Paar and later on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Winters also starred in the 1966 movie "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," and his comedy records, including routines titled "The Oldest Airline Stewardess" and "The Shy Guy Returns a Toaster," were big sellers. In 1981 Winters was cast in the TV comedy series "Mork and Mindy," teaming him with comic actor Robin Williams.