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Junius Matthews

Show Count: 56
Series Count: 6
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: June 12, 1890, Junius Conyers Matthews
Died: January 18, 1978, Los Angeles, California

Junius Conyers Matthews (June 12, 1890 – January 18, 1978) was an American actor.

Career

He was a private in World War I before becoming an actor, and determined to become a popular radio and television actor, his career began on stage where he got his first role in a silent filmcalled The Silent Witness (1917). He later played the role of the Tin Woodsman on a radio version of The Wizard of Oz. His distinctive voice can be frequently heard in supporting roles in radio, particularly westerns where he was often cast as an old codger, miner, or master of the cook wagon. He played a recurring role in the short-lived series "Luke Slaughter of Tombstone" as Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.

Winnie the Pooh

It was not until the last ten years of his life that Matthews became widely known for his role as Rabbit in the Winnie the Pooh movies produced by the Disney studio from 1966 to 1977, including the featurettes Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (1974) as well as the feature-length compilation film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). He played other roles for Disney, most notably the owl, Archimedes, in Disney's The Sword in the Stone (1963).

Death

Matthews died in 1978 from natural causes at age 87 and was buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 1st December 1952
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Broadcast: 19th December 1949
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Broadcast: 28th September 1953
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Broadcast: 29th December 1952
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Broadcast: 29th June 1949
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Broadcast: 24th August 1958
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Broadcast: 11th January 1954
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Broadcast: 12th April 1954
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Broadcast: 25th September 1949
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Broadcast: 10th March 1957
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Broadcast: 27th April 1950
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Broadcast: 28th September 1956
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Broadcast: 17th February 1952
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Broadcast: 13th December 1959
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Broadcast: 29th November 1959
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