George Winslow

1946 - 2015

The dark blond with deep blue eyes and cute "Buster Brown" haircut who was equipped with a deadly acute, dry facade was born George Karl Wentzlaff in Los Angeles on May 3, 1946. While it would have been hard for anyone to steal scenes from the likes of such veteran comedy superstars as Marilyn Monroe, Clifton Webb or Cary Grant, six-year-old frozen-faced Georgie, with his inimitable froggy bass voice, managed to do just that, lending a grudging credence to W.C. Fields' philosophy about working with child actors and/or animals.Small and slight even for his young age, George was initially pitched to Art Linkletter by his parents (his father's name was Karl) at the encouragement of an uncle for the family-oriented radio program "People Are Funny" in the early 1950s. The boy's unique raspy tones and hilariously deadpan delivery was a huge hit on the show. When Art asked George his name, the youngster replied, "George Wentzlaff, but I'd rather be Casey Jones." That one sentence alone had th

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