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The Paul WInchell Show with Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead smith, oh how I remember this show!

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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…

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Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, voice actor, comedian, inventor, and humanitarian, whose entertainment career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1965-1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time. Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366).

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Before he became the first voice of Tigger, Paul Winchell had "The Jerry Mahoney Clubhouse" with his puppets Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff

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Paul Winchell with Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smith

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Images of tv shows from the 1950's thru 1960's | PAUL WINCHELL & JERRY MAHONEY RARITIES 1950's-60's for sale in Phoenix ...

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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

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the paul winchell - jerry mahoney show - 1950

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Jerry Mahoney's Clubhouse