In Memoriam: Jonathan Winters
Pictured above in the “Records ’Round And ’Round” finale from the Nov. 4, 1971 episode of The Dean Martin Show are: (l. to r.) Tara Leigh, Lynne Latham, Eddie Albert, Dean Martin, Jonathan Winters, Taffy Jones, and Michelle DellaFave.
As evidenced by the many photos of, and tributes to, Jonathan Winters that have appeared online in the wake of his passing on Friday, the beloved comedian was a frequent guest on The Dean Martin Show, taking part in numerous sketches not only with Dean and other guest stars, but also with the series’ regular cast members, including The Golddiggers and The Dingaling Sisters.
One of the gals in both of those groups, Michelle DellaFave, was also paired with future film and stage star Lonette McKee in singing-dancing duo The Soul Sisters, who performed each week on the first season of Jonathan’s syndicated series, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters.
As with so many other great entertainers, he will be missed, but the body of work showcasing his comic genius will live on for present and future generations to enjoy.
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