1. Rest Well, Papa Smurf

    Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08:  Actor Jonathan Winters poses in the audience at the 6th annual "TV Land Awards" held at Barker Hangar on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TV Land) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Winters

    Charley Gallay

    Comedy legend Jonathan Winters, whose TV and movie career spanned more than five decades, passed away Thursday at his Montecito, California, home of natural causes, the AP reports. Winters was known for his improv work, which inspired new generations of stand-up comedians, including Robin Wiliams and Jim Carrey. He hosted The Jonathan Winters Show from 1967 to 1969, frequently appeared in character on late-night shows with Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and Steve Allen, and most notably played the role of Lennie Pike in the 1963 film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. His most recent role was voicing Papa Smurf in the 2011 film The Smurfs, a role he reprised for this summer’s upcoming The Smurfs 2.

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