Paul Winchell, Voice of Tigger, Was A Freakin’ Genius!
Dwyer mentioned during Today in Rock History that Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, passed away today in 2005. Not only did he do a myriad of cartoon voices, Paul was also a genius!
A quick look at his Wikipedia page shows that Paul was not only big in voice acting but also ventriloquism and had several patents including: a disposable razor, a blood plasma defroster, a flameless cigarette lighter, an "invisible" garter belt, a fountain pen with a retractable tip, and battery-heated gloves. He also partnered with Dr. Henry Heimlich to create an artificial heart!
While we were talking about this on the air we got a call from Tim Lawson, the co-author of The Magic Behind the Voices. Turns out Tim got to know Paul, take a listen to our conversation: