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Dick Winslow

Dick Winslow, 75, veteran character actor and musician, died Feb. 7 in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes.

Born in Jennings, La., Winslow began his film career at age 7. He appeared in “Tom Sawyer” with Jackie Coogan and “Live, Love & Laugh” with George Jessel, as well as the “Our Gang” and “Mickey Maguire” comedies, among other films.

On radio he was featured as the boy reporter on KHJ Radio’s “Children’s Hour.”

Later film roles include Tinkler in the 1935 “Mutiny On The Bounty” and Gil Rodin in 1955’s “The Benny Goodman Story,” starring Steve Allen. Other film credits include “Airport,” “The Shootist” and many Disney pics.

On tv, Winslow appeared on “I Love Lucy,” “The Red Skelton Show,” “Gunsmoke,” “Rawhide,” “Peyton Place,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Maude” and “Dallas.”

He played piano on over 1,000 round trips between Burbank and Las Vegas from 1957 to 1962 on the Hacienda Hotel Champagne Flights. He also performed as the One Man Band at Disneyland and at the opening ceremonies for Disney World and Epcot Center.

With his wife, Shirley, Winslow wrote “California Angels A-OK,” the fight song for American League baseball team.

Survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, two brothers and two sisters.

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