Dick Curtis Dies: Jonathan Winters’ Straight Man & Comedic Actor Was 95
Dick Curtis, best known as being Jonathan Winters‘ straight man on The Jonathan Winters Show, has died at the age of 95.
The veteran comedic actor and performer died on September 16 of heart failure at Los Angeles’ VA hospital. Curtis’ death was confirmed by his friend, TV writer Paul Jackson, according to Deadline.
Curtis was a regular performer on Winters’ self-titled variety show, which ran for two seasons from 1967-1969, as the host’s straight man — the person in a comedy duo whose lines give a comedian the opportunity to make jokes. Curtis starred in the animated series Motormouse and Autocat and also appeared in The Dick Van Dyke Show in a memorable episode featuring Mary Tyler Moore that is now in the Smithsonian.
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