Monday, March 17, 2008

Sterling Holloway - Voice of "Winnie the Pooh"

Sterling Holloway was a popular character actor who appeared in many movies from the 1930s right through the 1980s. He also was a guest on many tv shows. Mr. Holloway's "trademark" was his high-pitched voice, as well as playing nervous-type comical characters.

His voice was heard in several animated features, for Walt Disney Productions. His most popular cartoon voice is 'Winnie the Pooh'.

In 1980, I sent him a photo for autographing. A couple of weeks later, he returned the photo, unsigned. I didn't know if this was his way of telling me that he didn't want to be bothered by such requests, so, upon a friend's advice, I sent the photo to him again. Perhaps he was signing several photos at one time, and just forgot to sign mine before putting it back into the return envelope.

Anyway, a few weeks later, he returned the photo with a nice inscription, and also enclosed one of himself standing next to 'Winnie the Pooh' in Disneyland.

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