Walter Winchell (1897–1972)

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Walter Winchell was born on April 7, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA as Walter Winchel. He was an actor and writer, known for College Confidential (1960), Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) and Telephone Time (1956). He was married to Rita Greene. He died on February 20, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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College Confidential Walter Winchell
Broadway Thru a Keyhole Walter Winchell - Newscaster
Telephone Time Walter Winchell
Wake Up and Live Walter Winchell


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 1968 Wild in the Streets
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Walter Winchell
- Stagedoor Johnny (1967) ... Walter Winchell
 1966 Single Room Furnished
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
- Lucy the Gun Moll (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Radio Announcer
- The Seasick Sailor (1964) ... Radio Announcer (voice)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- Line of Fire (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Torpedo (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Jazz Man (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
 1962 Wild Harvest
Narrator (voice)
 1961 Dondi
Walter Winchell
 1960 College Confidential
Walter Winchell
 1960 The Bellboy
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lepke (1959) ... Narrator
- The Untouchables: Part 2 (1959) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Untouchables: Part 1 (1959) ... Narrator (voice)
 1957-1959 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Walter Winchell / 'Two Gun' Crowley / Host
- Death Comes in a Small Package: File #37 (1959) ... Walter Winchell
- House on Biscayne Bay (1958) ... Walter Winchell
- Flight to Freedom: File #36 (1958) ... Walter Winchell
- Muggy Night on Times Square: File #39 (1958) ... Walter Winchell
- The Box Men: File #38 (1958) ... Walter Winchell
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Walter Winchell
- I Get Along Without You Very Well (1957) ... Walter Winchell
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Walter Winchell
 1957 Beau James
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series)
Walter Winchell
- Episode #1.11 (1956) ... Walter Winchell
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Walter Winchell
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
Walter Winchell (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Walter Winchell (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Walter Winchell
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Walter Winchell
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Walter Winchell - Newscaster (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty on Broadway (Short)
Walter Winchell
 1930 The Bard of Broadway (Short)
Walter Winchell
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In song, Winchell was often a cynical lyric reference. In the Mel Brooks Broadway musical "The Producers", later adapted to film as The Producers (2005), Leo Bloom (played by Matthew Broderick) sings, "I want to read my name in Winchell's column" during the song "I Want to Be A Producer"; the Cole Porter composition "Let's Fly Away," include the lines, "Let's fly away/ And find a land that's so ... See more »


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